6 MP 50MG TABLET

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6MP0001
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Manufacturer : GER-GERMAN REMEDIES LIMTED
Composition : MERCAPTOPURINE-50MG
Dose Form : TABLET
Description : 6-MP 50MG TAB
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 10

Drug Ingredient Information

MERCAPTOPURINE-50MG

MERCAPTOPURINE

Information for patients
Drug Information Mercaptopurinetablets contain a medicine called mercaptopurine.This belongs to a group of medicines called cytotoxics (also called chemotherapy). Mercaptopurineis used to treat leukaemia (cancer of the blood). It works by reducing the number of new blood cells your body makes. Mercaptopurineis used for: •Acute myelogenous leukaemia (also called acute myeloid leukaemia or AML) - a fast-growing disease that increases the number of white blood cells produced by the bone marrow.This can cause infections and bleeding. •Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (also called acute lymphocytic leukaemia or ALL) - a fast-growing disease which increases the number of immature white blood cells.These immature white blood cells are unable to grow and work properly. They therefore cannot fight infections and may cause bleeding. •Chronic granulocytic leukaemia (also called chronic myeloid leukaemia) - a disease that increases the number of white blood cells. This can cause infections and bleeding. Ask your doctor if you would like more explanation about these diseases.
Drug Alert
Alert •You are allergic (hypersensitive) to mercaptopurine,Do not take if the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Mercaptopurineif.
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug •You are allergic (hypersensitive) to mercaptopurine,Do not take if the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Mercaptopurineif.
Drug Special Care •you have a liver problem, your doctor will monitor your liver function.
Drug Drug Interactions •other cytotoxic drugs (chemotherapy) - when used with Mercaptopurinethere is a greater chance of side effects, such as breathing problems •allopurinol (used to treat gout) •warfarin (used to thin the blood) •olsalazine or mesalazine (used for a bowel problem called ulcerative colitis) •sulfasalazine (used for rheumatoid arthritis or ulcerative colitis).
Drug Pregnancy Interaction Do not take Mercaptopurine if you are planning to have a baby.This applies to both men and women. Mercaptopurine may harm your sperm or eggs. Reliable contraceptive precautions must be taken to avoid pregnancy whilst you or your partner is taking these tablets. Ask your doctor for advice.If you are already pregnant, it is important to talk to your doctor before taking Mercaptopurine. Do not breast-feed while taking Mercaptopurine. Ask your doctor or midwife for advice.
Drug Breast feeding Interaction Do not take Mercaptopurine if you are planning to have a baby.This applies to both men and women. Mercaptopurine may harm your sperm or eggs. Reliable contraceptive precautions must be taken to avoid pregnancy whilst you or your partner is taking these tablets. Ask your doctor for advice.If you are already pregnant, it is important to talk to your doctor before taking Mercaptopurine. Do not breast-feed while taking Mercaptopurine. Ask your doctor or midwife for advice.
Drug Machinery Interaction
Drug More Information If you are going to have a vaccination speak to your doctor or nurse before you have it. This is because some vaccines (like polio, measles, mumps and rubella) may give you an infection if you have them whilst you are taking Mercaptopurine.
How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info
Drug quanitty Mercaptopurineshould only be given to you by a specialist doctor who is experienced in treating blood problems. Always take Mercaptopurineexactly as your doctor has told you. It is important to take your medicine at the right times. The label on your pack will tell you how many tablets to take and how often to take them. If the label doesn’t say or if you are not sure, ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Drug Dose •Swallow your tablets whole with a glass of water. •If you need to break your tablet in half, do not inhale any tablet powder. Wash your hands afterwards. •When you take Mercaptopurineyour doctor will take regular blood tests. This is to check the number and type of cells in your blood and to ensure your liver is working correctly. •Your doctor may also ask for other blood and urine tests to monitor your uric acid levels. Uric acid is a natural body chemical, levels of which can rise while taking Puri-Nethol. •Your doctor may sometimes change your dose of Mercaptopurineas a result of these tests.The dose of Mercaptopurineyou are given will be worked out by your doctor based on: •your body size (surface area) •the results of your blood tests •The usual starting dose for adults and children is 2.5 mg per kilogram of your body weight each day. •Elderly patients will have their kidney and liver function tested and if necessary the dose may need to be reduced.
Excess Drug Consumption If you take more Mercaptopurinethan you should, tell your doctor immediately or go to a hospital straight away. Take the medicine pack with you.
Forgot Drug Consumption Tell your doctor. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose
Stop Drug Consumption
Possible Side Effects
General Information •a drop in red blood cells which may make you tired, weak or breathless - called anaemia •loss of appetite
Common Drug Side Effects •feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) •liver problems - this may show up in your blood tests •a drop in the number of white blood cells and platelets
Rare Drug Side Effects •mouth ulcers •inflammation of the pancreas which can give you abdominal pain or make you sick •hair loss
Very Rare Drug Side Effects •leukaemia •ulcers in the intestines •in men: low sperm count If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist
Drug Side Effects Symptoms •allergic reaction, the signs may include: -skin rashes -high temperature -joint pain -swollen face •any signs of fever or infection (sore throat, sore mouth or urinary problems) •any unexpected bruising or bleeding, as this could mean that too few blood cells of a particular type are being produced •if you suddenly feel unwell (even with a normal temperature) •any yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) •if you have diarrhoea •if you feel sick (nausea) or you are sick (vomiting). Talk to your doctor if you have any of the following side effects which may also happen with this medicine:
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Keep out of the reach and sight of children. •Do not use Mercaptopurineafter the expiry date which is stated on the pack after ‘EXP’. •Do not store your Mercaptopurinetablets above 25°C. Keep the bottle tightly closed. •If your doctor tells you to stop taking the tablets, it is important to return any which are left over to your pharmacist, who will destroy them according to disposal of dangerous substance guidelines. Only keep the tablets if your doctor tells you to.

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