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6-MP Tablet 10's

Manufacturer

Cadila Healthcare Ltd

Pack Of

10 TABLETS

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About 6-MP Tablet 10's

6-MP Tablet 10's belongs to the class of medication called anticancer drugs used in the treatment of blood cancer. Blood cancer also known as leukaemia, is the cancer of blood cells. It causes excessive production of immature white blood cells by the bone marrow.

6-MP Tablet 10's contains Mercaptopurine that works by interfering with the production of genetic material (DNA and RNA) in the cancer cells that are essential for growth, repair and multiplication of cells. Thus, 6-MP Tablet 10's stops multiplication of abnormal cells and leads to the growth of cells in an unbalanced way and causes the death of cells.

Take 6-MP Tablet 10's as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take 6-MP Tablet 10's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience vomiting, nausea, low red blood cell count, loss of appetite, diarrhoea or inflammation of the mouth. Most of these side effects of 6-MP Tablet 10's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are known to be allergic to 6-MP Tablet 10's or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. Avoid taking 6-MP Tablet 10's if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and consult a doctor. You are recommended to use effective contraceptive methods while using 6-MP Tablet 10's and for 3 months after completing the course of 6-MP Tablet 10's to prevent pregnancy. 6-MP Tablet 10's should be used with caution in children, especially in children below 6 years or with low body mass index as it may cause low blood sugar. Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight as 6-MP Tablet 10's may cause sensitivity to sunlight. You are advised to use a sunscreen with a high protection factor and wear protective clothing while going out. 6-MP Tablet 10's may increase the risk of a serious condition called macrophage activation syndrome (over activation of white blood cells associated with inflammation), especially in people with arthritis.

Uses of 6-MP Tablet 10's

Blood cancer (Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia) 

Directions for Use

Take 6-MP Tablet 10's with or without food as advised by your doctor preferably 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking milk or dairy products. The tablet form of 6-MP Tablet 10's should be swallowed as a whole with a glass of water. Do not break, crush or chew it. The liquid form of 6-MP Tablet 10's should be taken by mouth using the measuring cup or dosing syringe provided with the pack. Shake the bottle well before each use.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of 6-MP Tablet 10's

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Low red blood cell count
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhoea
  • Inflammation of the mouth

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

If you are allergic to 6-MP Tablet 10's or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. Avoid taking 6-MP Tablet 10's if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and consult a doctor. You are recommended to use effective contraceptive methods while using 6-MP Tablet 10's and 3 months after completing the course of 6-MP Tablet 10's to prevent pregnancy. 6-MP Tablet 10's should be used with caution in children, especially in children below 6 years or with low body mass index as it may cause low blood sugar. 6-MP Tablet 10's may increase the risk of infections. Therefore, consult your doctor if you notice any infection signs such as urinary problems, sore throat or mouth. Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight as 6-MP Tablet 10's may cause sensitivity to sunlight. You are advised to use a sunscreen with a high protection factor and wear protective clothing while going out. 6-MP Tablet 10's may increase the risk of a serious condition called macrophage activation syndrome (over activation of white blood cells associated with inflammation), especially in people with arthritis. If you are about to receive any vaccinations, inform your doctor that you are taking 6-MP Tablet 10's to cause infections. 

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Interaction of 6-MP Tablet 10's with alcohol is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol while using 6-MP Tablet 10's.

  • Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

    6-MP Tablet 10's is a category D pregnancy drug and is not recommended for use during pregnancy, especially in the first 3 months as it may cause harm to the foetus. Please consult a doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.

  • Breast Feeding

    Consult Your Doctor

    6-MP Tablet 10's is contraindicated in breastfeeding women. Please consult a doctor if you are breastfeeding.

  • Driving

    6-MP Tablet 10's usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

  • Liver

    Take 6-MP Tablet 10's with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

  • Kidney

    Take 6-MP Tablet 10's with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

Other Information (6MP0001)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

6-MP Tablet 10's contains Mercaptopurine that works by interfering with the production of genetic material (DNA and RNA) in the cancer cells that are essential for growth, repair and multiplication of cells. Thus, 6-MP Tablet 10's stops multiplication of abnormal cells and leads to the growth of cells in an unbalanced way and causes the death of cells.

6-MP Tablet 10's may affect eggs or cause low sperm count. Therefore, please consult a doctor before taking 6-MP Tablet 10's if you are planning to become parents.

6-MP Tablet 10's may increase sensitivity to sunlight or UV light. Therefore, avoid or limit exposure to the sun for a long time or artificial light such as tanning beds. Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen before going out in the sun.

6-MP Tablet 10's may cause low blood sugar levels in children below 6 years and those having low body weight. Therefore, use 6-MP Tablet 10's with caution in children and if you notice any symptoms such as dizziness, excessive sweating, confusion or nausea, please consult a doctor immediately.

If you are about to receive any vaccinations especially live vaccines such as measles vaccine, flu vaccine, BCG vaccine, etc., it is advised to inform your doctor that you are on treatment with 6-MP Tablet 10's as it may cause infections.

6-MP Tablet 10's may increase the risk of infections. Therefore, consult your doctor if you notice any signs of infection such as urinary problems, chills, fever, cough, sore throat or mouth and avoid contact with people having cold, flu or infection.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Zydus Tower, Satellite Cross Roads, Ahmedabad – 380015, Gujarat, India.

6-MP Tablet 10's

6-MP Tablet 10's

MRP: 72.10

Strip
1

10 Tablet in 1 Strip