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Mycophenolate Mofetil

Mycophenolate Mofetil


Mycophenolate belongs to a group of medicines known as immunosuppressive agents. It is used with other medicines to lower the body's natural immunity in patients who receive organ transplants (eg, kidney, heart, or liver).

When a patient receives an organ transplant, the body's white blood cells will try to get rid of (reject) the transplanted organ. Mycophenolate prevents the white blood cells from rejecting the transplanted organ.

How is this medicine (Mycophenolate Mofetil Tablets) best taken?

Use this medicine (mycophenolate mofetil tablets) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

Take on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals unless your doctor has told you otherwise.

Do not take antacids that have magnesium or aluminum at the same time as this medicine (mycophenolate mofetil tablets). Talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.

How to Take It

Caregivers administering mycophenolate should wear gloves when handling it due to concern with pregnancy risks and effects on the immune system. In adults, mycophenolate is typically taken twice daily for a total dose of 2 - 3 grams (2000 - 3000mg) per day, although this dosage may be reduced in people with underlying kidney problems. The dose usually is lower than two grams a day for children. Taking mycophenolate with food often helps prevent side effects such as nausea or stomach pain. Regular laboratory monitoring is required to monitor blood counts and your liver while taking mycophenolate.

Side effects of Mycophenolate Mofetil Tablets?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Back pain
  • Hard stools (constipation)
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Loose stools (diarrhea)
  • Not hungry

How do I store and/or throw out Mycophenolate Mofetil Tablets?

Store at room temperature.

Protect from light.

Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.

Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets