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Purinethol, Purixan, Mercaptopurine Nova Laboratories, Xaluprine (mercaptopurine) is a small molecule pharmaceutical. Mercaptopurine was first approved as Purinethol on 1982-01-01. It is used to treat b-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia, non-hodgkin lymphoma, and precursor cell lymphoblastic leukemia-lymphoma in the USA. It has been approved in Europe to treat lymphoid leukemia.
Trade Name Mercaptopurine Nova Laboratories, Xaluprine
Common Name Mercaptopurine
Indication b-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia, lymphoid leukemia, non-hodgkin lymphoma, precursor cell lymphoblastic leukemia-lymphoma
Drug Class Aptamers, classical and mirror
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