Purinethol

Purinethol (Mercaptopurine) is a purine antagonist that is prescribed along with other agents for the maintenance therapy of acute lymphocytic leukemia.

Purinethol

Mercaptopurine

Purinethol

25

GSK, Aapen

Tablet

25 mg

Germany

Mercaptopurine

Uses
Purinethol is used in the treatment of cancer and certain types of leukemia
How it Works
Purinethol is known as an anti cancer medication. Purinethol works by interfering with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Purinethol specifically interferes with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells by substituting their building blocks, this then prevents the cancer cells from growing and multiplying.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Purinethol may suffer from such side effects; Nausea, Intestinal ulcer, Anemia, Increased bilirubin in the blood, Vomiting, Rash, Decreased white blood cell count, Reduced blood platelets, Increased transaminase level in blood, Diarrhoea, Loss of appetite

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