Mercaptopurine

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Lactation Safety Information

As an antineoplastic antimetabolite

As an antineoplastic antimetabolite
Active metabolite of azathioprine
Limited evidence for safety of mercaptopurine, but moderate level of evidence for azathioprine
If used, monitor infant’s blood count and liver function and for signs of immunosuppression
Discontinue breastfeeding if used in combination with other antineoplastics

For inflammatory bowel disease

For inflammatory bowel disease
See summary
Active metabolite of azathioprine
Limited evidence for safety of mercaptopurine, but moderate level of evidence for azathioprine
If used, monitor infant’s blood count and liver function and for signs of immunosuppression
19th May 2016