THIOGUANINE is a Schedule H drug.
Thioguanine is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.It works by blocking cell protein production. Thioguanine is used to treat certain types of leukemia. Thioguanine is sometimes given with other cancer medications.


THIOGUANINE is generally used to treat: Leukemia
THIOGUANINE can address symptoms like: Fever, Fatigue (tiredness), Joint Pain, Head Headache, Weight Loss (unintentional), Gums Bleeding, Abdomen Bloating Or Fullness

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 12month

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Studies indicate Risk – Doctor advice is must

Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Not Safe

How Do I Take It?

Route of Administration: Oral


  • You should not use thioguanine if you have ever used thioguanine or mercaptopurine.
  • You should not use thioguanine if you are allergic to it.
  • Do not use thioguanine if you are pregnant.
  • Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
  • Do not take thioguanine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
  • Thioguanine can pass into body fluids. Caregivers should wear rubber gloves while cleaning up a patient’s body fluids, handling contaminated trash or laundry or changing diapers.
  • Wash hands before and after removing gloves. Wash soiled clothing and linens separately from other laundry.It may affect platelet counts, avoid bruising or injury.
  • Avoid live vaccinations.

Common Side-Effects

THIOGUANINE : Diarrhoea, Skin Rash, Itchy Skin, Mouth Ulcer, Easy Bleeding, Nausea, Vomit, Loss Of Appetite, Mouth Blisters, Cough, Fever, Chills, Joint Pain, Feet Swelling

Serious Side-Effects

THIOGUANINE : Acute Liver Failure, Anemia, Bone Marrow Suppression, Black (tar) Colored Stools, Blood Or Red Colored Urine, Bloody Or Red Colored Stools, Pain With Urination, Lower Back Pain, Difficulty Urinating, Body Difficulty Walking, Abdomen Pain, Eyes Yellow Eyes, Dark Colored (brown) Urine

Rare Side-Effects

THIOGUANINE : Mouth Soreness, Body Discoloration

Disease Interactions

THIOGUANINE can interfere with: Bacterial Infection, Fungal Infection, Viral Inection, Protozoal Infection

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

Available Alternatives

Common Drugs with THIOGUANINE as Ingredient