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Who Should Not Take Purinethol?

You should not take Purinethol if you:
 
  • Have been treated with Purinethol in the past and your cancer was resistant to it.
 
  • Are allergic to it, mercaptopurine, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
 

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Purinethol should not be used, along with several warnings and precautions people should be aware of before taking it. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific safety concerns that may apply to you.
 
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