Thiopurines

By: CPMC Genetic Counseling Staff
Reviewed by: Marialice S. Bennett, RPh, FAPhA, The Ohio State University

Thiopurines are a class of drugs that are used to suppress the normal activity of the body's immune system. Examples of thiopurine drugs include azathioprine (Imuran®), mercaptopurine (Purinethol®), and thioguanine (6-TG, Tabloid® or Lanvis®).

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How Often are Thiopurines Prescribed?

Data is not available on how often thiopurine drugs are prescribed

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Learn more about thiopurine drugs and understand your likely response to these drugs through the links below.

Use of Thiopurines

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Risk Factors

Both genetic and non-genetic factors affect how your body processes Thiopurine drugs [ Learn More › ]


Reduce Your Risk

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The CPMC Study

Learn how the CPMC Study identifies your response to Thiopurines [ Learn More › ]