10 tablets/blister, 10 blisters/box
Chemotherapy, Anticancer, Antineoplastic, Antimetabolite
AdvaCare is a GMP manufacturer of Mercaptopurine tablets.
As the active ingredient of mercaptopurine tablets, mercaptopurine (6-mercaptopurine) is used for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia along with other medicines. It is an antimetabolite and therefore works by blocking or slowing down the growth of certain cancer cells.
Mercaptopurine tablets are also used to treat many types of autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, acute idiopathic polyneuritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and many others.
As with all pharmaceuticals, some unwanted effects can occur from the use of 6-mercaptopurine. Always consult a doctor or health care professional for medical advice before use. Common side effects of mercaptopurine include, but may not be limited to diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, tiredness vomiting. Seek medical attention if the following develop: severe allergic reactions (such as rash, itching, hives, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face lips or tongue) darkening of the skin, dysentery, symptoms of bleeding from the mouth, abnormal vaginal bleeding, fever, chills, unusual growths or lumps.
For a comprehensive list of all possible effects, consult your doctor.
If any symptom persists or gets worse, or you notice any other symptom, then please call your doctor immediately.
Driving or operating machinery is okay, as it does not cause dizziness or drowsiness.
Do NOT use 6-mercaptopurine tablets if:
- You are allergic to 6-mercaptopurine.
- You have previously taken mercaptopurine or thiguanine and your cancer did not respond to it.
- You are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
- You have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.
- You have liver or kidney problems.
- You have an infection, or have a history of prolonged infections, or you have recently had a vaccination.
- You have a history of bone marrow problems or anemia.
Use of mercaptopurine tablets during pregnancy or breastfeeding should be avoided. Consult your doctor or health care professional before having mercaptopurine.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
Other medicine may interact with mercaptopurine, these include allopurinol aminosalicylates or medicines that may weaken the immune system such as warfarin. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with 6-mercaptopurine tablets.
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