Purinethol (Mercaptopurine)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Purinethol50 mg

Generic Equivalent of Purinethol

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Mercaptopurine50 mg

Purinethol Information:

Purinethol (Mercaptopurine) 6-MP is used to treat acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL), chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Purinethol is a chemotherapy drug that works by inhibiting certain enzymes to slow or stop the growth of cancer cells. This medication may be used alone or with other chemotherapy drugs. Tell your doctor about any other medications you are currently taking to reduce the risk of interactions. While using Purinethol, you may experience some side effects including unusual stools, coughing, dark urine, decreased appetite, fever or chills, headache, lower back or side pain, nausea, vomiting, rash or itchy skin, unusual bleeding or bruising, or unusual tiredness or weakness. Talk to your doctor about managing these symptoms. Take this medication as directed. If you experience any serious side effects, seek medical attention immediately.

Purinethol Availability

Big Mountain Drug currently offers the brand Purinethol from Turkey by GSK and the generic form of Purinethol, Mercaptopurine is available from India also called 6-MP by Cardia Healthcare and Canada by a different manufacturer. Purinethol is available in the dosage of 50 mg tablets only.

The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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