Mercapthol 50 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Mercapthol Tablet

Mercapthol Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Intestinal ulcer
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Increased bilirubin in the blood
  • Low blood platelets
  • Increased transaminase level in blood
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite

How to use Mercapthol Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Mercapthol 50 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Mercapthol Tablet works

Mercapthol 50 mg Tablet interferes with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells by substituting their building blocks. It prevents the cancer cells from growing and multiplying.

Mercapthol Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Mercapthol 50 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Mercapthol 50 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Mercapthol 50 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Mercapthol 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mercapthol 50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Mercapthol 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mercapthol 50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine.

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Expert Advice

  • Do not drink milk or consume milk product while taking mercaptopurine.
  • Do not consume alcohol or alcoholic beverages while undergoing treatment with mercaptopurine as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering conditions like chickenpox, infections, and kidney or liver diseases.
  • Inform doctors that you are taking mercaptopurine if you are planning to undergo surgery, including dental surgery.
  • Stop taking mercaptopurine and inform your doctor if you see signs of infection, bleeding issues like blood spots in stools and skin.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to mercaptopurine or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if patient Breastfeeding women.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Mercapthol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Lefsum, Lefunid
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Urinol, Zeric, Seloric
SERIOUS
SERIOUS
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Enatol, AB-Pril, Inopril
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Topram, Rigapril, G Pril
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Mercapthol

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Could you please suggest if cervical cancer vaccination helps at age of 32 ?And which is best medicine for it ??
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
It's a vaccine against HPV infection that causes 60-70% of cervical cancer. Ideally should be taken between 9 to 26 years. You can take it. How much it will be effective at this age is still under research
She is aged 60 yrs n menapuase 8 yrs back. But noe again started bleeding Visisted doctor n found some rounded mass in uterus Facing loose motions from. Last two days n pain in stomach n lower back Plz guide us we are in tension Reports are attached herewith
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
It's best to get it investigated by a Gynaecologist for endometrial and cervical cancer. That is most likely cause at that age
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FAQs

Q. Is Mercapthol a steroid?

No, Mercapthol is not a steroid

Q. Is Mercapthol safe?

Mercapthol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Does Mercapthol affect fertility?

Mercapthol may cause loss of fertility.

Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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