Thioguanine

(thye-oh-GWAH-neen)

6-Thioguanine, or 6-TG, is a medicine used to treat certain types of cancer. It is available as a tablet and your pharmacist may be able to prepare a liquid suspension.

  • Store medication at room temperature away from moisture and sunlight. Do not refrigerate. Do not store in the bathroom.
  • This medication is a hazardous agent and should be used with caution. Parents should use gloves when handling this medication.
  • This medication can be given to your child at bedtime to help decrease nausea.
  • Do not use after the expiration date on the bottle / package.
  • If too much medicine is taken by accident, call the Click here to visit the Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC) at 513-636-5111, or 1-800-222-1222, or call your child's doctor immediately.
  • Keep this medication out of the reach of children.

For any medication information related to your child's dosing schedule and / or missed doses, contact the healthcare provider who prescribed the medication.

  • Soreness in the mouth or throat
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Signs of jaundice including yellowing of the skin and eyes
  • Loss of balance, lack of coordination, or sleepiness
  • Fever of 101.5 once, or 100.5 twice, in 12 hours
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Severe sore throat or difficulty swallowing

Last Updated 12/2013