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Purixan (mercaptopurine) and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Purixan (mercaptopurine):


mercaptopurine food

Moderate Food Interaction

You may experience reduced absorption of mercaptopurine in the presence of food. Take mercaptopurine on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication.

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Purixan (mercaptopurine) drug interactions

There are 229 drug interactions with Purixan (mercaptopurine)

Purixan (mercaptopurine) disease interactions

There are 5 disease interactions with Purixan (mercaptopurine) which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.