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Hi, guys. My neighbor has been diagnosed with leukemia and he is recommended to try mercapturin as a chemotherapeutic agent. I would like to know if it can be harmful to a patient. I have heard it can cause bone marrow depression. I hope someone will answer my post. Thank you in advance.

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Hi, there. Mercaptopurine is toxic as any other chemotherapeutic agent. It kills not only cancer cells, but it is also toxic for normal cells who divide rapidly. Bone marrow cells are commonly affected by this drug. Weekly checkups of white and red blood cells are necessary. Blood platelets are also important. However, your neighbor must get his therapy in order to feel better. Consult an expert for more details. I am sorry I didn’t help you more. Bye!
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