6 MP 50mg Tablet 10's


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Mercaptopurine 50mg
By Cadila Healthcare Ltd (Zydus)
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Drug Information for 6 MP 50mg Tablet 10's

What is 6 MP 50mg Tablet used for?

6 MP 50mg Tablet is used for the treatment of acute lymphocytic leukemia (cancer of white blood cells).

6 MP 50mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does 6 MP 50mg Tablet work?

6 MP 50mg Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called purine antagonists. This drug acts by inhibiting the production of new blood cells. Thus, it interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.

How to take 6 MP 50mg Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take 6 MP 50mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of 6 MP 50mg Tablet, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of 6 MP 50mg Tablet may include:

  • Fainting
  • Trouble in breathing

What are the drugs that interact with 6 MP 50mg Tablet?

Drugs that interact with 6 MP 50mg Tablet include the following:

  • Allopurinol
  • Azathioprine
  • Certolizumab
  • Clozapine
  • Etanercept
  • Leflunomide
  • Ribavirin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of 6 MP 50mg Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of 6 MP 50mg Tablet:

  • Dark-coloured urine
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Hair loss

The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Joint pain
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Unusual bleeding
  • Chills
  • Yellowing of eyes or skin
  • Swelling of stomach

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking 6 MP 50mg Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to 6 MP 50mg Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than prescribed.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of 6 MP 50mg Tablet.
  • Be cautious if you have any history of liver or kidney failure.

You are advised not to take 6 MP 50mg Tablet if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking 6 MP 50mg Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of kidney, liver, heart or respiratory diseases.
  • Notify the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked questions about 6 MP 50mg Tablet

  1. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking 6 MP 50mg Tablet?
  2. Complete blood picture, liver function test and kidney function test must be regularly monitored while using 6 MP 50mg Tablet.

  3. Can I receive MMR vaccine while taking 6 MP 50mg Tablet?
  4. You should not receive MMR vaccine or any live vaccines while taking 6 MP 50mg Tablet.

  5. Is it safe to use 6 MP 50mg Tablet in patients with anaemia?
  6. No. It is not safe to use 6 MP 50mg Tablet in patients with anaemia, as it may further worsen the condition.

  7. Is it safe to use 6 MP 50mg Tablet during pregnancy?
  8. No. 6 MP 50mg Tablet may harm an unborn baby, so it is unsafe to use this drug during pregnancy.

  9. Can 6 MP 50mg Tablet be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease?
  10. Yes. 6 MP 50mg Tablet can be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease when recommended by the doctor.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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