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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Purinethol (Overview)

Purinethol is an anti-cell breakdown agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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What are companies that produce purinethol (mercaptopurine)?

Many...: Purinethol is made by teva pharmaceuticals. The generic version, known as mercaptopurine, is made by mylan, inc., prometheus labs, and roxane laboratories. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
13 doctors shared insights

Purinethol (Overview)

Purinethol is an anti-cell breakdown agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Is there a generic drug for purinethol (mercaptopurine) and how much is it?

Is there a generic drug for purinethol (mercaptopurine) and how much is it?

Drug costs: Drug costs patient financial assistance plan available? Yes, according to www.Needymeds.Com. See their site for details and application materials. Mercaptopurine manufacturer: roxane 50 mg tabs qty: 30 = $92.99 qty: 90 = $242.98 purinethol manufacturer: gate 50 mg tabs qty: 30 = $207.99 qty: 90 = $590.97 approximate retail price provided by www.Drugstore.Com. ...Read more

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What are companies that produce purinethol (mercaptopurine)?

Many...: Purinethol is made by teva pharmaceuticals. The generic version, known as mercaptopurine, is made by mylan, inc., prometheus labs, and roxane laboratories. ...Read more

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Is there a generic drug for purinethol (mercaptopurine) and how much is it?

Drug costs: Drug costs patient financial assistance plan available? Yes, according to www.Needymeds.Com. See their site for details and application materials. Mercaptopurine manufacturer: roxane 50 mg tabs qty: 30 = $92.99 qty: 90 = $242.98 purinethol manufacturer: gate 50 mg tabs qty: 30 = $207.99 qty: 90 = $590.97 approximate retail price provided by www.Drugstore.Com. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my back. I take mercaptopurine 20mg due to my Crohn's disease and was wondering if the drug could be the problem, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my back. I take mercaptopurine 20mg due to my Crohn's disease and was wondering if the drug could be the problem, what do you suggest?

Probably not: Back pain is not a common side effect of 6mp. I would look for an alternative source for your pain. Crohns can cause arthritis in your back. Typically this is lower back and sacrum pain. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take mercaptopurine while pregnant?

Is it safe to take mercaptopurine while pregnant?

No: Cat. D safety must be weighed against risks benefits. Has been shown harmful. ...Read more

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Can i take a lysine supplement while taking mercaptopurine daily?

Can i take a lysine supplement while taking mercaptopurine daily?

Yes.: I am not able to locate any literature to suggest there is a contra-indication or interaction between lysine and mercaptopurine. ...Read more

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Is mercaptopurine helpful for joint pain?

Is  mercaptopurine helpful for joint pain?

Maybe: Mercaptopurine is a chemotherapeutic and immunosuppressive drug. It can help people with immune causes of joint pain. Use of this drug requires careful monitoring by an experienced physician. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Mercaptopurine (Definition)

Mercaptopurine is an anti-cell breakdown agent which is a ...Read more