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I have been prescribed Mercaptopurine, a chemo drug, for my

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I have been prescribed Mercaptopurine, a chemo drug, for my crohns disease, which I have suffered from for over 20 years now. I am now 42 years old. What is the percentage chance of me loosing my hair on this treatment? 50mg daily.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 4 years ago.
Probably less than 1%
It has been reported but is not a common side effect.
good luck

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