Mercaptopurine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Mercaptopurine?

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• This medicine is used to treat a specific type of leukemia.

• This medicine is used to treat Crohn's disease.

• This medicine is used to treat ulcerative colitis.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have a thiopurine methyltransferase deficiency, talk with healthcare provider.

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less effective.

• Tell dentists, surgeons, and other healthcare providers that you use this medicine.

• You may bleed more easily. Be careful. Avoid injury. Use soft toothbrush, electric razor.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well...

 
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