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Mercaptopurine: Oral tablet

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  • Reported side effects
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Mercaptopurine 50mg Tab
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 420 
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Mercaptopurine 50mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 9 3  |  5510
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Mercaptopurine 50mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: P 02 
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Mercaptopurine 50mg Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: P 02 

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What is this medicine?

MERCAPTOPURINE, 6-MP (mer kap toe PYOOR een) is a chemotherapy drug. It interferes with the growth of cancer cells and can reduce immune system activity. It is used to treat certain types of acute leukemia.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Purinethol: Oral tablet

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Mercaptopurine: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
45.52%
54.48%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
13.66%
30.47%
32.62%
23.26%
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