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Myfortic Acid (Mycophenolate) is prescribed in tandem with other medications to prevent an organ transplant rejection of the kidneys. It is part of a class of medications called immunosuppressants. It weakens your body’s defense system to help the body accept your new organ.
Take this medication orally as instructed by your doctor, usually twice daily on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Do not crush or chew the medication, if you’re taking the capsules do not open the capsule before swallowing. if there is dust from the tablets or if a capsule comes apart avoid inhaling the medication and avoid contact with your eyes. This drug can be absorbed through the lungs and skin and can harm a fetus. Women who may become pregnant or are pregnant shouldn’t handle this medication or breathe the dust from tablets or capsules.
Regular use of this medication will yield the best results. Talk to your doctor before changing your dose or stopping the medication. don’t take this medication alongside antacids that contain magnesium and or aluminum, colestipol, or phosphate binders that are calcium-free. Consult your pharmacist for more details. Do not change forms or brands of the medication unless directed by your doctor.
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking mycophenolate and each time you get a refill.
MYCOPHENOLATE SODIUM DELAYED-RELEASE TABLET – ORAL