Mercaptopurine is a prescription medication that is used to treat acute lymphoblastic or lymphocytic leukemia. Mercaptopurine may be prescribed to be taken alone or with other cancer medications. This medication is a chemotherapy drug and works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of mercaptopurine include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of mercaptopurine:
What is the strength of mercaptopurine?
Mercaptopurine is available in a strength of 50mg.
Can I take mercaptopurine while pregnant?
No. Use effective birth control while taking this medication.