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Purinethol Coupon - Purinethol 50mg tablet

Mercaptopurine

MERCAPTOPURINE, 6-MP (mer kap toe PYOOR een) is a chemotherapy drug. It interferes with the growth of cancer cells and can reduce immune system activity. It is used to treat certain types of acute leukemia. Compare antimetabolites.
Purinethol Coupon - Purinethol 50mg tablet
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Purinethol Side Effects

What should I watch for?

This drug may make you feel generally unwell. This is not uncommon, as chemotherapy can affect healthy cells as well as cancer cells. Report any side effects. Continue your course of treatment even though you feel ill unless your doctor tells you to stop.

Call your doctor or health care professional for advice if you get a fever, chills or sore throat, or other symptoms of a cold or flu. Do not treat yourself. This drug decreases your body's ability to fight infections. Try to avoid being around people who are sick.

This medicine may increase your risk to bruise or bleed. Call your doctor or health care professional if you notice any unusual bleeding.

Talk to your doctor about your risk of cancer. You may be more at risk for certain types of cancers if you take this medicine.

Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine.

This medicine has caused reduced sperm counts in some men. This may interfere with the ability to father a child. You should talk to your doctor or health care professional if you are concerned about your fertility.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Abdominal or stomach pain or tenderness

black, tarry stools

blood in the urine or stools

clay colored stools

cough or hoarseness

dark urine

decreased appetite

fever or chills

headache

itching

loss of appetite

lower back or side pain

nausea and vomiting

painful or difficult urination

pinpoint red spots on the skin

skin rash

swelling of the feet or lower legs

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

yellow eyes or skin

Less common

Bleeding gums

chest pain

joint pain

pale skin

shortness of breath

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth

swollen glands

troubled breathing with exertion

Incidence not known

Abdominal or stomach cramping or burning

constipation

diarrhea

heartburn

indigestion

joint pain, stiffness, or swelling

lower back or side pain

vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

Darkening of the skin

headache

weakness

Incidence not known

Hair loss or thinning of the hair

low sperm count

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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