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Thioguanine Information

Thioguanine Benefits & Uses

Thioguanine is used to treat the following -

  1. Blood Cancer Primary

Thioguanine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Thioguanine


Thioguanine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Thioguanine is used -

  1. Jaundice दुर्लभ
  2. Bone Marrow Failure
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Loss of appetite
  5. Rash
  6. Anemia दुर्लभ

Thioguanine Related Warnings

Is the use of Thioguanine safe for pregnant women?

Thioguanine has many dangerous side effects on pregnant women, so do not consume it without medical advice.


Is the use of Thioguanine safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Thioguanine. It should not be taken only under medical supervision.


What is the effect of Thioguanine on the Kidneys?

Thioguanine is not harmful for kidney.


What is the effect of Thioguanine on the Liver?

Thioguanine is rarely harmful for liver.


What is the effect of Thioguanine on the Heart?

Thioguanine is not harmful for heart.


Severe Interaction of Thioguanine with Other Drugs

Thioguanine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Thioguanine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Thioguanine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Infections
  2. Allergy

Frequently asked Questions about Thioguanine

Is this Thioguanine habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Thioguanine has not been reported.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Thioguanine you may feel sleepy. So it is not safe to undertake these activities.


Is it safe?

Yes, but take Thioguanine only on doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Thioguanine for mental disorders.


Thioguanine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Thioguanine

Taking Thioguanine with food does not cause any problem.


Interaction between Alcohol and Thioguanine

Taking Thioguanine with alcohol can have severe harmful effects on your health.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Tabloid (Thioguanine)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 863