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Your child needs to take the medicine called mercaptopurine (say: mer-kap-toe-PURE-een). This information sheet explains what mercaptopurine does, how to give it, and what side effects or problems your child may have when they take this medicine.

Disclaimer: The information in this Family Med-aid is accurate at the time of printing. It provides a summary of information about mercaptopurine and does not contain all possible information about this medicine. Not all side effects are listed. If you have any questions or want more information about mercaptopurine, speak to your healthcare provider. 

Last updated: June 12th 2017