6-MP 50 mg Tablet
6-MP 50 mg Tablet
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6-MP 50 mg Tablet | 10 Tablets in 1 Strip

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Introduction of 6-MP 50 mg Tablet

6-MP 50 mg Tablet is prescribed to treat blood cancers by reducing the production of red blood cells in the body, which inhibits the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.

6-MP 50 mg can be taken with or without food, and your doctor will determine the dosage and frequency based on your specific condition. It is crucial to follow your doctor's instructions precisely, as taking too much or not taking it at all can result in severe side effects. It may take some time before you notice the benefits of this medication, and you should not stop taking it unless instructed by your doctor.

Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, rash, diarrhoea, and loss of appetite. Regular blood checks are necessary to monitor blood cell counts, and heart, liver, and uric acid levels. If you experience drowsiness or dizziness, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery.

Inform your doctor of any pre-existing heart, liver, or kidney conditions and any other medications you are taking, as they may interact with this medication. It is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding, and effective birth control should be used during treatment to prevent pregnancy.

Uses of 6-MP 50 mg Tablet

  • Blood disorders

Benefits of 6-MP 50 mg Tablet

Blood cancer, medically known as leukaemia, is a type of cancer that affects the blood-forming tissues and weakens the body's immune system. 6-MP 50 mg Tablet is capable of destroying cancer cells and preventing their growth and multiplication. However, it is advisable to consult with your doctor regarding the potential side effects and benefits of this medication. If any of the side effects become bothersome, inform your doctor immediately.

Side Effects of 6-MP 50 mg Tablet

Like all medicines, 6-MP 50 mg Tablet may cause side effects which do not require medical attention and which will disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Tell your doctor if they persist or if you're worried about them.

Most Common Side Effects of 6-MP 50 mg Tablet

  • Anaemia
  • Bleeding and Bruising
  • Infection
  • High Fever
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

Common Side Effects of 6-MP 50 mg Tablet

  • Ulcer in Intestine
  • Presence of High Bilirubin in the blood
  • Rashes
  • Low Count of Blood Platelets
  • Low Count of White Blood Cells

How to Use 6-MP 50 mg Tablet?

6-MP 50 mg is taken by mouth. The dose and length of time you take this medicine will be decided by your doctor. Don't break, crush or chew the tablet. Swallow the tablet whole with a full glass of water.

How 6-MP 50 mg Tablet Works?

6-MP 50 mg Tablet interferes with enzymes and disrupts genetic material, ie the RNA and DNA synthesis of cancer cells, leading to the death of rapidly multiplying cells. It also acts as an immunomodulator. It prevents the proliferation of cells involved in amplifying the immune response.

Safety Advices 6-MP 50 mg Tablet

Use with Caution

Patients with kidney disease should closely monitor kidney function while taking 6-MP 50 mg and report any unusual symptoms or changes in kidney function to their physician. The dose of 6-MP 50 mg should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. It is important to adjust the dose in patients with kidney disease.


It is generally not recommended to drink alcohol while taking 6-MP 50 mg. It may increase the risk of liver damage. it is best to avoid alcohol or limit your alcohol consumption while taking any medication.


6-MP 50 mg Tablet does not usually have any effect on your ability to drive a car.

Use with Caution

6-MP 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. It is important that patients with liver disease closely monitor liver function while taking 6-MP 50 mg and report any unusual symptoms or changes in liver function to their doctor. The dose of 6-MP 50 mg may need to be adjusted in patients with liver disease.


Use of 6-MP 50 mg Tablet may be unsafe during pregnancy as animal studies indicate that it may harm the developing foetus. However, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it is important to talk to your doctor about the potential risks and benefits of taking 6-MP 50 mg during pregnancy. Your doctor will be able to help you make the best decision for you and your baby's health.


It is not known whether 6-MP 50 mg Tablet is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs, including other anthracyclines, are excreted in human milk and because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from 6-MP 50 mg Tablet, lactating women should be advised not to breastfeed during treatment with 6-MP 50 mg and for at least 7 days after last dose.

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