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Cancer and Thioguanine

As a type of anticancer medicine, thioguanine (Tabloid®) is prescribed to treat acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, more commonly called acute myeloid leukemia or acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). It comes in the form of a tablet that is taken once or twice daily on an empty stomach.
 
Thioguanine is approved for use in adults and children, and works by preventing cancer cells from growing and multiplying. Most people who use this medicine will develop some type of side effect, such as infections, bleeding, or anemia.
 
(Click What Is Thioguanine Used for? for more in-depth information on using this drug for cancer treatment. This article also explains whether it is prescribed for off-label uses.)
 
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