What does Mycophenolate Mofetil treat?
Mycophenolate Mofetil is an immunosuppressant medication prescribed to treat patients who have had a kidney, liver or heart transplant to prevent their body from rejecting the transplanted organ. This acts by suppressing the body’s immune system and preventing the transplanted organ from being rejected. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.
Follow the Mycophenolate Mofetil dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label. Make sure that this tablet is always taken on an empty stomach either one hour before or two hours after meals. This medication must be taken whole with a full glass of water. Avoid crushing, chewing or breaking the tablet.
Missed a dose?
Take the dose immediately once you remember. In case, this time falls close to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never take a double dose unless your physician specifically directs you to do so.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention. Overdose symptoms could include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and unusual bleeding.
Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Mycophenolate Mofetil is taken along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine, drinks with caffeine and alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking habits and so on which may increase or interfere with the effect of Mycophenolate Mofetil.
It may interact with:
It may also interact with interact with other medicines that weaken the immune system, antibiotics and antacids. This is not an exhaustive list though.
Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
Possible Side Effects
Mycophenolate Mofetil might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.
Some of the side effects could be headache, swelling of the ankles, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, gas, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness and insomnia. Serious side effects are rare but may include rash, itching or swelling especially of the face/tongue/throat, breathing problems, seizure, vision problems, severe dizziness and more. This is not the complete list though.
In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Mycophenolate Mofetil
- Can I use Mycophenolate Mofetil along with other drugs?
- Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Mycophenolate Mofetil?
- What is the dosage of Mycophenolate Mofetil to be used?
- How should I use Mycophenolate Mofetil?
- How will Mycophenolate Mofetil work on my body?
- How can the drug interactions and side effects of Mycophenolate Mofetil be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Mycophenolate Mofetil is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.