20 Jun Mercaptopurine Administration – Change in Advice
Families who find night-time dosing of mercaptopurine on an empty stomach difficult can now choose the time of day which is most suitable for ensuring mercaptopurine is taken regularly. If taken with food it should always be taken with food and if on an empty stomach, always on an empty stomach. The mercaptopurine dose will be adjusted according to blood count results as is current routine practice. The critical action for patients and families is to remember to take mercaptopurine regularly as prescribed.