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Purinethol Side Effects

The front and back of two Purinethol tablets

Serious Side Effects of Purinethol

  • Purinethol can increase your risk of getting a new type of cancer. Some patients taking Purinethol have developed hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma. This type of cancer can quickly become fatal. If you begin to rapidly lose weight, have night sweats, have pale skin, experience yellowing of the skin or eyes, or become bruised or bleed easily, contact your doctor immediately.
  • If you experience a loss of appetite, nausea, persistent diarrhea or vomiting, darkened urine, pain while urinating, or upper stomach pain that spreads to the shoulders, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.
  • Coffee ground-like vomit and clay-colored, black, or tarry stools are signs of serious negative reactions to Purinethol. Stop taking Purinethol and talk to your physician if you experience these symptoms.
  • Talk to your doctor if you exhibit symptoms of infection such as fever, sore throat, achey-ness, unexplained weakness or muscle pain, and flu-like symptoms.

Common Side Effects of Purinethol

  • Thinning or loss of hair may be caused by taking Purinethol.
  • You may experience mild vomiting or diarrhea while taking Purinethol.
  • Purinethol can darken your skin tone, cause mild itchiness, or cause skin rashes.
  • Taking this medication might lower your blood cell count and decrease your body's ability to ward off infection. Avoid being around people with infections.