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Mercaptopurine: Oral tablet

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Mercaptopurine 50mg Tab
Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.
Pill Identification: 54 420 
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Mercaptopurine 50mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
Pill Identification: 9 3  |  5510
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Mercaptopurine 50mg Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Pill Identification: M 547 
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Mercaptopurine 50mg Tab
Par Pharmaceuticals, an Endo Company
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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