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Mercaptopurine (Non-Cancer)

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Immune Suppressant Purinethol® Children, Adult

Mercaptopurine (Non-Cancer) - Additional Information

Compliance to follow up visits

While taking Mercaptopurine, you should be seeing your specialist doctor regularly to ensure that your treatment is optimized and to address any concerns relating to your treatment.

Regular laboratory tests may be conducted as directed by your doctor.

Supply of Drugs

You are advised not to purchase more Mercaptopurine than required before your next visit in case of dose changes or discontinuation of therapy.

Caregiver advice

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, extra precaution should be taken when handling Mercaptopurine as it may cause harm to the developing foetus or baby.

Do not give Mercaptopurine to anyone else. It has been prescribed for a specific condition, may not be the correct treatment for another person, and would be dangerous if the other person is pregnant or breastfeeding.

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