What is Purinethol?

Mercaptopurine (also called 6-mercaptopurine, 6-MP or its brand name Purinethol) is an immunosuppressive drug. It is a thiopurine.

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I have had Crohns disease for fifty years. Over the last fifteen I have been on Purinethol 75 mg. a day.

In the last five years I have had...

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it be best to continue with the medicine if that is helping you relieve Crohns symptoms, but you need to be under regular supervision and screening...

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I woke up 3 days ago with a sore ankle i dont recall bumping anywhere nor recall a "sprang" , it's still quite sore and swollen and feels like...

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Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
Purinethol is an anti neoplastic agent ( uses in cancer patients).
The side effects are many but I am...

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When XXXXX was on Azathioprine he had a really hard time breathing, fast heart rate, leg swelled, coughing all the time - bringing up mucus. With...

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Brief Answer:
there is no one treatment that works for everyone

Detailed Answer:
Hi Dave!
welcome to HCM!
There is currently no definite curative...

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