Tabloid treats certain types of leukemia. Tell your doctor right away if you develop a fever.

Tabloid Overview


Tabloid is a prescription medication used to treat acute nonlymphocytic leukemia. This is a type of cancer that begins in the white blood cells. Tabloid belongs to a group of drugs called purine analogs. These work by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells in your body.

This medication comes in tablet form and is typically taken once daily, with or without food.

Common side effects of Tabloid include nausea, vomiting, anorexia, and inflammation in the mouth.

Tabloid tablets are no longer available. Generic versions are made available by several manufacturers.

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  • Other
  • Leukemia, Basophilic, Acute
  • Leukemia, Eosinophilic, Acute
  • Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, Bcr-abl Positive
  • Leukemia, Neutrophilic, Chronic
  • Psoriasis

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Tabloid Drug Class

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Side Effects of Tabloid

Serious side effects have been reported with Tabloid. See the “Drug Precautions” section.

Common side effects of Tabloid include the following:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • anorexia
  • inflammation in the mouth
  • bone marrow suppression (when there is a decrease in the production of blood cells)

This is not a complete list of Tabloid side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.