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INTRODUCTION

6 MP 50MG TABLET contains Mercaptopurine which belongs to the group of medicines called Cytotoxics. 6 MP 50MG TABLET is used in adults and children to treat leukaemia, which is a type of blood cancer that occurs due to rapid growth of abnormal blood cells.

6 MP 50MG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients allergic to 6-mercaptopurine, and/or azathioprine. It is also not recommended for use in patients scheduled for vaccination.

Before taking 6 MP 50MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you have recently been vaccinated (especially with yellow fever vaccine), and/or suffer from inherited mutation of NUDT15 gene (essential for body's breakdown of mercaptopurine), shingles, chicken pox/hepatitis B infection (virus-induced liver disease), kidney problems, and liver problems (such as hepatitis B).

6 MP 50MG TABLET is generally not recommended for use during pregnancy and in women planning for pregnancy since the medicine may cause harm to the foetus. It is also not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.

6 MP 50MG TABLET should be used with caution in children (aged below 6 years/low body mass) since it may cause low blood sugar (associated with symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, confusion). It is advised to be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above) after consulting the doctor.

The most common side effects of taking 6 MP 50MG TABLET are nausea/vomiting, anaemia (associated with symptoms such as tiredness, weakness, breathlessness), loss of appetite, and/or stomatitis (inflammation of mouth). Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms worsen.

Active Ingredient (Generic Name):Mercaptopurine
Indication:Ovarian cancer, Head and neck cancer, Cervical cancer
Manufacturer:Zydus Cadila Pharma
Packaging:10 tablets in 1 strip
Strength:50mg
Delivery Time:6 To 15 days

USES OF 6 MP 50MG TABLET

  • Treats leukaemia (blood cancer) in affected individuals

 

HOW 6 MP 50MG TABLET WORKS

6 MP 50MG TABLET works by causing destruction to DNA and RNA of cancer cells which results in inhibition of growth and spread of cancerous (blood) cells in the body thus treating leukaemia in affected individuals. 

 

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take 6 MP 50MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight, and disease condition.

 

SIDE EFFECTS OF 6 MP 50MG TABLET

COMMON

  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Anaemia associated with symptoms such as tiredness, weakness, breathlessness  
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of mouth)

 

UNCOMMON

  • Mouth ulcers
  • Pancreatitis (Inflammation of pancreas)
  • Joint pain
  • Skin rash
  • Fever
  • Permanent damage to the liver (hepatic necrosis)

 

RARE

  • Hair loss
  • Swollen face

Stop taking 6 MP 50MG TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • Signs of allergic reaction such as skin rashes, high temperature, joint pain, and/or swollen face
  • Signs of fever/infection such as sore throat, sore mouth, or urinary problems
  • Any unexpected bruising/bleeding
  • Signs of inflamed pancreas such as feeling unwell, abdominal pain, and/or sickness
  • Jaundice (yellowing of skin/whites of eyes)

 

 

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea and vomiting:

Take 6 MP 50MG TABLET with/just after a meal. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oil rich/spicy foods, sugary snacks and drinks. Avoid drinking too much liquid along with your meals, and drink slowly in between meals. Consult your doctor if the condition worsens.

Skin Rash:

Do not scratch the affected area. Wear protective clothing while going outdoors. Regularly moisturize your skin. Consult and inform your doctor if the symptom gets worse.

 

6 MP 50MG TABLET

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  • Q. What is 6 MP 50MG TABLET and why is it used?

    A. 6 MP 50MG TABLET contains Mercaptopurine which belongs to the group of medicines called Cytotoxics. It is used in adults and children to treat leukaemia, which is a type of blood cancer that occurs due to rapid growth of abnormal blood cells.

    Q. How 6 MP 50MG TABLET works?

    A. 6 MP 50MG TABLET works by causing destruction to DNA and RNA of cancer cells which results in inhibition of growth and spread of cancerous (blood) cells in the body thus treating leukaemia in affected individuals.

    Q. What are the common side effects of taking 6 MP 50MG TABLET?

    A. The most common side effects of taking 6 MP 50MG TABLET are nausea/vomiting, anaemia (associated with symptoms such as tiredness, weakness, breathlessness), loss of appetite, and/or stomatitis (inflammation of mouth). Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms worsen.

    Q. How 6 MP 50MG TABLET should be taken?

    A. Take 6 MP 50MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicines with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your physician will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

    Q. Can 6 MP 50MG TABLET be used in pregnant women?

    A. No, 6 MP 50MG TABLET is not recommended for use during pregnancy and in women planning for pregnancy since the medicine may cause harm to the foetus. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

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