Davis's Drug Guide

mercaptopurine

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General

High Alert Medication: This medication bears a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm when it is used in error.

Genetic Implications:

Pronunciation:
mer-kap-toe-pyoor-een


Trade Name(s)

  • Purinethol [Canada]
  • Purixan

Pregnancy Category
Category D

Ther. Class.
antineoplastics

Pharm. Class.
antimetabolites

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