Common English name: Mycophenolate mofetil

Brand: CellCept, Myfenax, Myfortic

Application: To prevent the rejection of new organs after heart, kidney or liver transplantation


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mycophenolate mofetil drug information

Medication Information: Mycophenolate mofetil is used to prevent organ transplant rejection. After the transplant, the recipient body tries to expel the new tissue and treats it as foreign. Mycophenolate inhibits transplant rejection by suppressing the immune system. It is prescribed by a specialist doctor along with other medicines to prevent transplant rejection.

Two different types of mycophenolate mofetil are available: mycophenolate mofetil and mycophenolic acid. Also, different brands of capsules and pills of this drug can be found in pharmacies. It is important to use only the brand prescribed by your doctor until the end of the treatment and to avoid using other formulations.


Contraindications to the use of your mycophenolate mofetil

Note the expiration date of mycophenolate mofetil and do not take it if it has expired.

Never give mycophenolate mofetil to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.

Do not take mycophenolate mofetil more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

Check for drug interactions with mycophenolate mofetil and be sure to tell your doctor what other medication you are taking.


Drug interaction of mycophenolate mofetil

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with mycophenolate mofetil include azathioprine, rifampin, and other drugs that weaken the immune system or increase the risk of infection (such as natalizumab, rituximab).

Mycophenolate mofetil may reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives such as pills and patches and cause pregnancy. If you are using these contraceptive methods, you should use a non-hormonal form of contraception while talking to your doctor and discuss this with your doctor.


Tips to consider before taking mycophenolate mofetil

Some medications cannot be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking mycophenolate mofetil:


Possible side mycophenolate mofetil

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking this medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

Infections: Tell your doctor immediately if you have a fever, cough, or nausea.

Unwanted bleeding and bruising: Tell your doctor immediately.

Nausea, abdominal pain: Eat simple foods and avoid spicy and high-fat foods.

Diarrhea: Drink plenty of water to hydrate the body.


How to store mycophenolate mofetil

Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.