What Are The Uses Of Mercaptopurine?
Mercaptopurine, a chemotherapy drug, is used with other drugs to treat acute lymphocytic leukaemia (a type of cancer) and some autoimmune diseases. It works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells.
What Are The Side Effects Of Mercaptopurine?
Some of the common side effects of are:
- Liver toxicity, loss of appetite
- Bone marrow suppression, vomiting
Please consult your doctor if any of the above symptoms persist for long.
What Are The Contraindications Of Mercaptopurine?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Pregnancy, breastfeeding
- Liver/ kidney disease,
- Cancer, any enzyme disorder