Mycophenolate Mofetil
Mycophenolate Mofetil

Mycophenolate Mofetil review

Mycophenolate Mofetil is considered as an immunosuppressant drug used to suppress organ rejection after a liver, heart, or kidney transplant. This drug is usually combined with other drugs.

Mycophenolate Mofetil is a prescribed drug used to avoid rejection of transplanted vital organs like the kidney. It works by suppressing the immune system of the body. This drug is being distributed under the brand name Cellcept.

Mycophenolate Mofetil can be used 72 hours after an organ transplant procedure. This drug is administered orally. It can be taken two times a day without food or two hours after meals. You must swallow the medicine in whole and avoid crushing, chewing or opening it. If you missed your dose, take it as soon as possible. But if it is about time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the normal schedule of dose.

You must continue the complete cycle of medication to get the best results. Never attempt to increase or decrease your dose without the doctor’s approval.

Increasing your dose may lead to overdose which may cause more serious health problem and may even cause death. Signs of overdose include vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea. If any of these symptoms occur, seek medical attention immediately.

Patients being administered with Mycophenolate Mofetil may experience some side effects. Some of the most common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, headache, diarrhea, vomiting, sweating, flushing, gas tremors, rash, insomnia, change of vision, and sudden change of mood.

Some patients may also experience serious side effects like chest pain, difficulty in breathing, constipation, fever, chills, weakness, swollen glands, unusual bruising, and painful urination.

If any of the above mentioned side effects occur, you must immediately inform your doctor to avoid health complications that can be very fatal.

Inform your doctor of any prescribed or non-prescribed drugs and herbal products you are using prior to medication with Mycophenolate Mofetil. This includes drugs such as aspirins, phenytoin, antacids, theophylline, probenecid, cholestyramine, ganciclovir, and acyclovir.

You must also tell your doctor if you have any other health problems such as heart disease, kidney disorder, stomach problems, and allergies.

Mycophenolate Mofetil should not be taken by pregnant women and breast feeding mothers. It is also advised to avoid being pregnant after completion of medication. Consultation with the doctor is needed to discuss the risks and benefits.

This drug decreases the ability of the immune system to protect the body against infections and illnesses. That is why this medicine should only be administered and supervised by qualified medical personnel. This drug should not be shared to other persons without proper consultation with a doctor.

It is also important to keep up with all the scheduled check-ups and laboratory tests with your doctor in order to monitor the progress and prevent any risks of serious health problems. This will also help your doctor to determine if there is a need to change your dosage.

It is advised to keep the drugs in a safe and clean place away from children’s reach.

Mycophenolate mofetil has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of mycophenolate mofetil

• Molecular formula of mycophenolate mofetil is C23H31NO7
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-morpholin-4-ylethyl 6- (4-hydroxy-6-methoxy-7-methyl-3-oxo-1H-isobenzofuran-5-yl)- 4-methyl-hex-4-enoate
• Molecular weight is 469.955 g/mol
Mycophenolate mofetil available : 250mg tablets and 500mg tablets

Generic name: Mycophenolate Mofetil

Brand name(s): Cellcept

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