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PURINETONE 50MG TABLET

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Composition FOR PURINETONE

Mercaptopurine(50 mg)

food interaction for PURINETONE

alcohol interaction for PURINETONE

pregnancy interaction for PURINETONE

lactation interaction for PURINETONE

medicine interaction for PURINETONE

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It is better to take Purinetone 50mg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Purinetone 50mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Purinetone 50mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
  • LIFE-THREATENING INTERACTION
    M VAC INJECTION 
  • SERIOUS INTERACTION
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR PURINETONE

    Mercaptopurine(50 mg)

    Uses

    Purinetone 50mg tablet is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, head and neck cancer, cervical cancer, testicular cancer., breast cancer, non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl), blood cancer, lung cancer, bone cancer and urinary bladder cancer

    How it works

    Purinetone 50mg 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.

    Common side effects

    Nausea, Vomiting, Rash, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Intestinal ulcer, Anemia, Reduced blood platelets, Increased transaminase level in blood, Increased bilirubin in the blood, Diarrhoea, Loss of appetite

    SUBSTITUTES FOR PURINETONE

    2 Substitutes
    2 Substitutes
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    • 6-MP 50MG TABLET
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      Rs. 7.49/tablet
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      Rs. 74.87
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    • CAPTOMER 50MG TABLET
      (10 tablets in strip)
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      Rs. 5/tablet
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      Rs. 50
      save 25% more per tablet

    Expert advice FOR PURINETONE

    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions FOR PURINETONE

    Mercaptopurine

    Q.

    Is mercaptopurine a steroid?
    No, Mercaptopurine is not a steroid

    Q.

    Is mercaptopurine safe?
    Mercaptopurine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

    Q.

    Does mercaptopurine affect fertility?
    Mercaptopurine may cause loss of fertility.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)