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Purixan

mercaptopurine
Mercaptopurine is used to treat acute lymphoblastic or lymphocytic leukemia. Mercaptopurine is sometimes given with other cancer medications. Mercaptopurine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
mercaptopurine
DRUG TYPE
antimetabolites

Frequently Asked Questions

You should not use this medicine if you have ever used mercaptopurine or thioguanine and they were not effective in treating your condition.

Some people using mercaptopurine have developed a rare fast-growing type of lymphoma (cancer). This condition affects the liver, spleen, and bone marrow, and it can be fatal.

Call your doctor at once if you have symptoms of lymphoma, such as: fever, night sweats, tiredness, stomach bloating, feeling full, easy bruising or bleeding, or weight loss.

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Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Purixan suspension 100 mg/5 mL

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