|Brand name(s), other common name(s)||Purinethol®, 6-MP, Purixan®|
|How the drug is given||By mouth; liquid medication|
Indications and Usage
Mercaptopurine is FDA approved to treat people who have acute lymphoblastic leukemia as part of a combination regimen.
Side effects needing medical attention
Fever, chills or sore throat; unusual bleeding or bruising; unusual tiredness or weakness; yellowing of eyes and skin; loss of appetite; side or stomach pain; joint pain; nausea and vomiting; swelling of feet or lower legs; black, tarry stools; sores in mouth or on lips.
Side effects needing medical attention after stopping this medication
Fever, chills or sore throat; unusual bleeding or bruising; yellowing of eyes and skin.
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