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mercaptopurine

Side Effects

List mercaptopurine side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with mercaptopurine:

Common side effects of mercaptopurine:

  • AnemiaSevere
  • Blockage of Normal Bile FlowSevere
  • Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
  • Decreased Neutrophils a Type of White Blood CellSevere
  • Decreased White Blood CellsSevere
  • InfectionSevere
  • Reduction in the Body's Resistance to InfectionSevere
  • Yellowing of Skin or Eyes from Liver ProblemsSevere

Infrequent side effects of mercaptopurine:

  • Abnormal Liver Function TestsSevere
  • High Amount of Bilirubin in the BloodSevere
  • High Amount of Uric Acid in the BloodSevere
  • Kidney Disease caused by Increased Uric Acid in the BodySevere
  • Painful, Red or Swollen MouthSevere
  • Stomach or Intestinal UlcerSevere
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Feeling WeakLess Severe
  • Hair LossLess Severe
  • HivesLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • Low Sperm CountLess Severe
  • RashLess Severe
  • Skin DarkeningLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe

Rare side effects of mercaptopurine:

  • Decreased Number of Lymphocytes in the BloodSevere
  • Hepatosplenic T-cell LymphomaSevere
  • Liver Tissue DeathSevere
  • Lung FibrosisSevere
  • PancreatitisSevere

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