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ATC codes: L01BB02
EMLc
Indication
Unspecified malignant neoplasms of ill-defined or unspecified sites ICD11 code: 2D9Z
INN
Mercaptopurine
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Complementary
Formulations
Oral > Solid: 50 mg tablet
EML status history
First added in 1984 (TRS 722)
Changed in 2002 (TRS 914)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Removed in 2015 (TRS 994)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic equivalence
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
As part of the comprehensive review of cancer medicines undertaken by the Expert Committee in 2015, listing of mercaptopurine was reviewed and specific indications for its use were recommended. Refer to the 2015 recommendation(s) for mercaptopurine for more information.