Thioguanine USP 6-TG 40mg Tablets





6-TG 40mg Tablets Details

Brand Name: 6-TG
Content: Thioguanine USP
Manufactured by: Miracalus Pharma Pvt. Ltd.
Form: Tablets
Strength: 40 mg
Packing: 10 Blisters of 10 Tablets

 

 

 

 Medicine Details  

 

WHAT IS THIOGUANINE 40 MG ?

Thioguanine is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. It is classified as an "antimetabolite."

THIOGUANINE USES :

Thioguanine is used for: Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). It is an antimetabolite. Antimetabolites are very similar to normal substances within the cell. When the cells incorporate these substances into the cellular metabolism, they are unable to divide. Antimetabolites are cell-cycle specific. They attack cells at very specific phases in the cycle. Antimetabolites are classified according to the substances with which they interfere.

6-TG 40 MG COMMON SIDE EFFECTS :

  • a weak immune system (infections, bleeding, bruising); nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite; or
  • blisters or ulcers in your mouth.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • liver problems--nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
  • unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;
  • severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; low red blood cells (anemia)--pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating; or
  • signs of infection--fever, swollen gums, painful mouth sores, pain when swallowing, skin sores, cold or flu symptoms, cough, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

MEDICINE SAFETY INFORMATION :

Before taking Thioguanine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: other blood disorders (e.g., anemia, low blood cell counts), gout, kidney stones, liver disease.

Do not have immunizations/vaccinations without the consent of your doctor, and avoid contact with people who have recently received oral polio vaccine or flu vaccine inhaled through the nose.

To lower your risk of getting cut, bruised, or injured, use caution with sharp objects like razors and nail cutters, and avoid activities such as contact sports.

If you need to have surgery or a dental procedure, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using Thioguanine.

This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss reliable forms of birth control. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away.

It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

This is not a complete list. Ask your health care provider for more information.

STORAGE AND HANDLING OF 6-TG MIRACALUS PHARMA LTD. THIOGUANINE :

Store at 15° to 25°C (59° to 77°F) in a dry place.

DRUG INTERACTIONS :

This drug should not be used within 2 weeks of receiving a live vaccine. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have recently received any vaccines.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: aminosalicylates (e.g., olsalazine, mesalazine, sulfasalazine), drugs that may affect bone marrow (e.g., azathioprine, drugs that contain trimethoprim, other anti-cancer drugs), drugs that may affect the liver (e.g., amiodarone, erythromycin, busulfan).

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

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