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      Brand Name: PURINETHOL

      Generic Name: Mercaptopurine

      Generic for Purinethol* (Mercaptopurine) is a cancer medication used to treat certain type of cancer such as leukemia. Mercaptopurine belongs to the group of medicines known as antimetabolites. This medicine works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells in the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Read More>>

       
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    What is Generic for Purinethol* used for?

    Generic for Purinethol* (Mercaptopurine) is a cancer medication used to treat certain type of cancer such as leukemia. Mercaptopurine belongs to the group of medicines known as antimetabolites. This medicine works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells in the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Purinethol*?

    The dosage of Generic for Purinethol* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

    Take Generic for Purinethol* with a full glass of water.

    What if you miss a dose of Generic for Purinethol*?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Purinethol* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

    What if you overdose on Generic for Purinethol*?

    Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Purinethol*, seek medical attention immediately.

    What other drugs could interact with Generic for Purinethol*?

    It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Purinethol*.

    Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Purinethol*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Generic for Purinethol* can interact with blood thinners.

    Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    What are the side effects of Generic for Purinethol*?

    Like other medicines, Generic for Purinethol* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Purinethol* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

    It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Purinethol* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Purinethol* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

    Generic for Purinethol* can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, weakness, and skin rash. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Purinethol*.

    What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Purinethol*?

    Is it possible for me to take Generic for Purinethol* with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Purinethol*?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Purinethol*?
    How will Generic for Purinethol* work in my body?
    How should Generic for Purinethol* be taken?
    How to reduce the risk of Generic for Purinethol* drug interactions and side effects?

    Note

    The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Purinethol* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

     

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