Mycophenolate Mofetil (Cellcept)

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  • Action
    • Mycophenolate Mofetil helps to prevent rejection of the transplanted kidney.
  • How to take
    • Mycophenolate Mofetil is taken by mouth.
    • Swallow the capsule whole and do not crush or chew it.
    • It may be taken with or without food.
  • Precautions
    • Avoid simultaneous use of Iron capsules.
    • Mycophenolate can cause increased sensitivity to sun. Therefore, limit your exposure to sunlight and ultra-violet light by using protective clothing and sunscreens.
    • Avoid pregnancy during and until six weeks after stopping the therapy because Mycophenolate can adversely affect pregnancy.
    • This drug may also cause birth control pills to become ineffective. Consult your doctor for suitable alternatives.
  • Side effects
    • Mild degree of gastrointestinal upset leading to loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea or constipation.