What is Mycophenolate Mofetil?
What is Mycophenolate Mofetil? Cellcept generic is used in combination with other medications to keep your body from attacking and rejecting your transplanted organ (such as kidney, liver, heart). It belongs to a class of medications called immunosuppressants. (Cellcept) Mycophenolate Mofetil dosage works by weakening your body’s defense system (immune system) to help your body accept the new organ as if it were your own.
How to use
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking (Cellcept) Mycophenolate Mofetil dosage and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions about What is Mycophenolate Mofetil? ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Take Cellcept generic by mouth as directed by your doctor.
- Usually twice daily on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
- Swallow the medication whole.
- Do not crush or chew.
- If you are taking the capsules, do not open them before swallowing.
If the capsule comes apart or if there is dust from the tablets, avoid inhaling the powder or dust, and avoid direct contact with the skin or eyes.
Wash the affected skin area well with soap and water or rinse your eyes with plain water, If contact occurs. Consult your pharmacist for details.
Since (Cellcept) Mycophenolate Mofetil dosage can be absorbed through the skin and lungs and may harm an unborn baby, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the tablets or powder from the capsules.
Dosage and treatment
Cellcept generic dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. In children, it is also based on body size.
Use (Cellcept) Mycophenolate Mofetil dosage regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
Keep taking this medication even if you feel well. Do not stop taking mycophenolate without first talking to your doctor.
Certain products may make it harder for your body to absorb mycophenolate if they are taken at the same time. Do not take this medication at the same time as antacids containing aluminum and/or magnesium, cholestyramine, colestipol, or calcium-free phosphate binders (such as aluminum products, lanthanum, sevelamer). Ask your pharmacist for more details.
Do not change brands or forms of mycophenolate unless directed by your doctor.
- stomach upset
- trouble sleeping
If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including
- unusual tiredness
- fast/irregular heartbeat
- easy bleeding/bruising
- swelling of the feet or ankles
Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including:
- stomach/abdominal pain that doesn’t go away
- black stools
- vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- chest pain
- shortness of breath/rapid breathing
Cellcept generic may increase your risk of getting a rare but very serious (possibly fatal) brain infection (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy-PML). Get medical help right away if you have any of these side effects: clumsiness, loss of coordination/balance, weakness, sudden change in your thinking (such as confusion, difficulty concentrating, memory loss), difficulty talking/walking, seizure, vision changes.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away.
Warnings & Precautions
- Before taking Cellcept generic, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it.
- Before using (Cellcept) Mycophenolate Mofetil dosage, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
- Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely.
- Limit alcoholic beverages.
- Avoid contact with people who have infections.
- Do not have immunizations/vaccinations without the consent of your doctor.
- Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use.
To lower the chance of getting cut, bruised, or injured, use caution with sharp objects like razors and nail cutters, and avoid activities such as contact sports.
Do not donate blood while using mycophenolate and for 6 weeks after stopping this drug. Do not donate sperm while using mycophenolate and for 90 days after stopping this drug.
Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs and may harm an unborn baby, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the tablets or powder from the capsules.
(Cellcept) Mycophenolate Mofetil dosage is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. It is important to prevent pregnancy while taking this medication and for 6 weeks after stopping it. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away.
Women of childbearing age should ask about using reliable forms of birth control during treatment and for 6 weeks after stopping treatment. Males with female partners of childbearing age should use reliable forms of birth control while using this medication and for 3 months after stopping treatment.
It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breastfeeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor’s approval.
Some products that may interact with this drug include other drugs that weaken the immune system/increase the risk of infection (such as natalizumab, rituximab).
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