It is used in combination with other medications to prevent the body from attacking and rejecting transplanted organs (kidney, liver, heart, etc.).
It belongs to a class of medications called immunosuppressants and acts by weakening the body’s defense system (immune system) to help the body accept the new organ as if it were it’s own.
How is Mycophenolate Mofetil used?
First of all, it is necessary to read your pharmacist’s medication guide before taking Mycophenolate and do this every time you renew your prescription. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
According to the doctor’s instructions, this medicine must be taken orally twice a day without having taken any food previously, 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
The entire medication must be swallowed without crushing or chewing. If you are taking the capsules, do not open them before eating.
If the capsule separates, inhaling the powder should avoid direct contact with the skin or eyes. If contact occurs, wash the affected area of the skin with soap and water or rinse the eyes with water.
The dose will depend on the patient’s medical situation and response to treatment. In children, it is based on body composition and size.
This medication must be used regularly to get the most benefit. To remember more efficiently, it should be taken each day simultaneously.
Does it have side effects?
- Stomach ache,
- Tremor or difficulty sleeping.
- Gas can be produced.
If either of these effects lasts a long time, or if they get worse, you should inform the doctor or pharmacist. The doctor prescribes this medication because its benefits outweigh the risk of side effects. Many people who use this medication have not yet had severe side effects in its use.
If any severe side effects occur, medical attention should be sought immediately, including stomach / abdominal pain that does not go away, black stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, pain when breathing, difficulty breathing, or rapid breathing.
What conditions does Mycophenolate mofetil treat?
Orally it is used to treat:
- Prevent the rejection of kidney and liver transplants.
- Prevention of rejection of heart transplant.
They can also be used to treat:
- Prevention of lung transplant rejection.