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Mercaprine tablet 50 mg 30's

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Mercaprine tablet contains Mercaptopurine | belongs to Antimetabolite

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How it works

Mercaprine tablet 50 mg 30’s works by stopping the growth of cancer cells.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Mercaprine tablet 50 mg 30’s

  • Lower back or side pain
  • Fever or chills
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Rash or Itching
  • Stomach pain
  • Yellowing of skin or eyes
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Cough
  • Chest pain
  • Joint pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dark urine
  • Black or tarry stools

Uses of Mercaprine tablet 50 mg 30’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acute lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

    This medicine is used for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a type of blood cancer where the bone marrow produces cancerous and immature lymphoblasts in large quantities.

  • Ulcerative Colitis

    This medicine is used to treat ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease that causes sores in the inner lining of the intestines.

  • Crohn's Disease

    This medicine is used to treat Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease that affects any part of the gastrointestinal tract, which can lead to stomach pain, severe diarrhea, weight loss, fatigue, etc.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.

  • Duration of Effect

    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the medicine based on your clinical condition.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Mercaprine tablet 50 mg 30’s or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the medicine based on your clinical condition.

General Warnings
  • Liver Impairment

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • Kidney Impairment

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • Infections

    Use of this medicine may weaken the immune system and may make you more vulnerable to infections. It is advised that you avoid coming in contact with people suffering from an infection while taking this medicine.

  • Bonemarrow suppression

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients having conditions like thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis, anemia, or bone marrow suppression due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. A complete blood count should be performed before initiating treatment with this medicine. Close monitoring of blood counts is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

  • Live attenuated vaccine

    Report the administration of a live attenuated vaccine (smallpox, BCG, influenza, measles, rubella, etc.) to the doctor before treatment with Mercaprine tablet 50 mg 30’s is initiated. Since Mercaprine tablet 50 mg 30’s may alter the effects of the vaccines, your doctor may advise you to postpone therapy with the medicine based on your clinical condition.

  • Other uses

    Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances, especially if other medicines are not effective. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Febuxostat severe
  • BCG vaccine severe
  • Adalimumab severe
  • Azathioprine severe
  • Allopurinol severe
  • Varicella virus vaccine severe

General Instructions

Take this medicine on an empty stomach, around the same time every day. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Other details

  • To be taken on an empty stomach
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • Does not cause sleepiness

References

Additional Information:

what are the adverse effects of Mercaprine tablet 50 mg 30’s?

Myelosuppression, liver toxicity, anorexia, nausea, oral ulceration.

What happens if I miss a dose of Mercaprine tablet 50 mg 30’s?

Adults & Children: Induction: Initial: 2.5 mg/kg/day. Calculate to nearest multiple of 25 mg. Titrate: May increase to 5 mg/kg/day after 4 wk if needed. Maintenance: 1.5-2.5 mg/kg/day. Dose paeds in pm.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Mercaprine tablet 50 mg 30’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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