Active Ingredient(s):Mercaptopurine, 6-MP FDA Approved: * September 11, 1953 Pharm Company: *TEVA Category:Cancer
Mercaptopurine (6-MP), sold under the brand name Purinethol among others, is a medication used for cancer and autoimmune diseases. Specifically it is used to treat acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. For acute lymphocytic leukemia it is generally used with methotrexate. It is taken by mouth.
Common side effects include bone marro...
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