Myfortic use to prevent rejection in organ transplantation

ImageMyfortic(Mycophenolic acid) is an immunosuppressant drug used to prevent rejection in organ transplantation. It was initially marketed as the prodrug mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) to improve oral bioavailability. More recently, the salt mycophenolate sodium has also been introduced.

Precautions:

Before taking this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to mycophenolic acid, or mycophenolate sodium; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: any type of cancer, kidney disease, liver disease, stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., ulcers), rare genetic disorders (e.g., Lesch-Nyhan or Kelley-Seegmiller syndromes).

If you had a kidney transplant and the new kidney does not work properly even though you are taking this medication, the amount of mycophenolate in your body may increase.

Indications:

Myfortic is indicated for the prophylaxis of organ rejection in patients receiving allogeneic renal, cardiac or hepatic transplants. This drug should be used concomitantly with cyclosporine and corticosteroids.

Side effects:

Stop using this drug and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, trouble breathing, fast heart rate;
  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
  • bloody, black, or tarry stools;
  • painful or difficult…

Warning:

Mycophenolate decreases the body’s ability to protect against illness and infection, and may also increase your risk of developing lymph node tumors (lymphoma) and other types of cancer (especially skin cancer). Therefore, this medication must only be given under close medical supervision. Discuss the risks of taking mycophenolate with your doctor.

Storage:

Store at room temperature. Protect from heat, light and moisture. Keep away from reach of children.

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