6-MP 50mg Tablet can be taken with or without food or you can have it one hour before or 2 hours after the meal. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.
The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, rash, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with heart, liver, and blood uric acid levels. You have to avoid driving or attention seeking activity if you experience dizziness while taking this medicine.
Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.
Uses of 6-MP Tablet
- Blood cancer
Side effects of 6-MP Tablet
Common side effects of 6-MP
- Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
- Intestinal ulcer
- Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
- Increased bilirubin in the blood
- Low blood platelets
- Increased transaminase level in blood
- Loss of appetite
How to use 6-MP Tablet
How 6-MP Tablet works
Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine.