Purinethol

Drug Interactions

Purinethol may react with several other medicines (see Purinethol Drug Interactions).
 

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Been treated with a medicine known as thioguanine (Tabloid®)
  • Been told you have thiopurine-S-methyltransferase (TPMT) deficiency or a defect in the TPMT gene
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Plans to receive a vaccination
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
   
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Purinethol Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

What If I Take an Overdose?

An overdose with this medication may cause several potentially dangerous symptoms. Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have taken too much Purinethol.
 
(Click Purinethol Overdose for more information.)
 
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