What does generic stand for? Generic means using a different name for the same ingredients. The contents of the pills are absolutely the same in our generic version and the branded original.
Why are our products so inexpensive? There are a number of reasons for that. We do not spend large sums of money on marketing, there are no taxes to be paid as the product come into the country unregistered, the manufacturer is located in an offshore zone and the production costs are much lower. Child labor is never used.
Where are your physicians (doctors) licensed? Our physicians are U.S licensed. We use only board certified physicians and U.S licensed pharmacies.
How do you ship orders? We can offer 2 shipping methods at the moment: Trackable Courier Service: the packages sent by this postal service can by tracked by the tracking number supplied after the order is shipped.
Mercaptopurine is an anti-cancer drug that belongs to the family of the anti-metabolites and interferes with the making of cell DNA and RNA. In combination with similar medication, Mercaptopurine can be used for the treatment of acute lymphocytic leukemia and acute myelocytic leukemia.
Due to the nature of this medication, we strongly recommend delivery by courier service, which can be tracked online and only takes 4-7 business days.
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How to use Mercaptopurine should be taken orally once a day at approximately the same time with a full glass of water. It is preferable to take Mercaptopurine on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal). The amount and dosage schedule will be determined by your doctor and will depend on various factors, such as your age, height and weight, your general health and what type of cancer or condition is being treated.
Overdose Possible symptoms of a Mercaptopurine overdose include:
Sudden or severe nausea or vomiting
Sudden or severe diarrhea
Severe abdominal pain
If you suspect you have taken too much Mercaptopurine, contact your local poison control center or the emergency medical services immediately.
Missed dose If you miss a dose of Mercaptopurine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not try to make up for a missed dose by doubling up.
Notes Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., complete blood count, liver function tests) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Do not share this medication with others, as they may have a problem that is not effectively treated by this drug.
Storage Store Mercaptopurine at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), away from heat and moisture. KEEP THIS AND ALL OTHER MEDICATION OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed that the taking of this medication is safe, appropriate or effective for you.
* Illustrations are for graphic purposes only and the ordered medication may differ in appearance.
Precautions Inform your doctor before taking Mercaptopurine, if you suffer or have suffered from any of the following:
An allergic reaction to Mercaptopurine
Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
A liver or kidney disease
Suppressed bone marrow (tissue filling the empty spaces inside the bone)
Mercaptopurine is classed as Pregnancy Category D by the FDA, which means it could potentially harm an unborn baby. You should not use this medication when pregnant. While taking Mercaptopurine, you should use an adequate method of contraception. It is not yet know whether Mercaptopurine passes into breast milk, so you should discuss the use of Mercaptopurine with your doctor when breastfeeding.
Drug Interactions Before using Mercaptopurine, inform you doctor if you are using any of the following medications:
A blood thinner such as Warfarin
Allopurinal (medication against gout)
Medication that reduces the function of the liver (e.g. doxorubicin)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn) and many others
This is only a partial list and other drugs may interact with Mercaptopurine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
When taking Mercaptopurine, you may experience any of the following common side effects:
A low blood count
Liver toxicity (within 2 months of starting treatment)
Inform your health care provider if you experience any of the following less common side effects:
Nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, poor appetite
Loss of fertility
Skin rash, dry skin, itching, discoloration of the skin (hyperpigmentation)
Darkening of the skin where previous radiation treatment has been given)
Yellowing of the skin or eyes
Unusual bleeding or bruising
Black or tarry stools, or blood in your stools or urine
Signs of infection such as redness or swelling, pain on swallowing, coughing up mucous, or painful urination
Seek emergency medical attention if you experience the following side effect:
Fever of 100.5º F (38º C) or higher, chills (possible signs of infection)
Notify your doctor if you experience any other side effects than the ones mentioned above, especially if they are bothersome.
How does Mercaptopurine work?
Mercaptopurine is an anti-cancer drug that belongs to the family of the anti-metabolites and interferes with the making of cell DNA and RNA. Because Mercaptopurine impedes the growth of these important building blocks, the cells eventually die.
How long does it take for Mercaptopurine to take effect?
It may take several weeks for Mercaptopurine to take effect. However, it is important to keep taking this medication even if no immediate effects are felt as your quality of life will improve once Mercaptopurine does start working.
Can I take Mercaptopurine when pregnant or breastfeeding?
Mercaptopurine is classed as Pregnancy Category D by the FDA, which means it can potentially harm an unborn baby. Inform your doctor immediately if you are pregnant or become pregnant during treatment with Mercaptopurine. Also use an adequate form of contraception while using Mercaptopurine.
It is not yet known if Mercaptopurine passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast feeding when you are using Mercaptopurine.
The usual dose for Mercaptopurine is 2.5 mg per kg per day for adults and children. For leukemia patients, a dose of 1.5–2.5 mg per kg per day is recommended. For patients with inflammatory bowel disease, the recommended dose is 1.5 mg per kg per day. Before you start using Mercaptopurine, you should always consult your doctor first, as he may decide to change you dosage schedule based on your general health and the condition you are treating.
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