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6-Mercaptopurine

(mer-kap-to-PYOOR-een)

6-Mercaptopurine (Purinethol) is a medicine used to treat certain types of cancer and in the treatment of Crohn's disease. It is administered by mouth as a tablet, or suspension.

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Special Instructions

If Your Child Misses a Dose

Possible Side Effects of Medication

Call Your Child's Doctor If:


Last Updated: 10/2013