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Mycophenolate Mofetil

Mycophenolate Mofetil




What is Myfortic?

Myfortic (mycophenolic acid) is an immunosuppressant. Your body may “reject” an organ transplant when the immune system treats the new organ as an invader. An immunosuppressant helps to prevent this rejection.

Myfortic is used to prevent your body from rejecting a kidney transplant. Myfortic is usually given with cyclosporine and a steroid medicine.


Myfortic dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Rejection Prophylaxis:

Initial dose: 720 mg orally twice a day

Doses should be taken on an empty stomach, one hour before or two hours after food intake.

Usual Geriatric Dose for Rejection Prophylaxis:

Dose: 720 mg twice a day

Doses should be taken on an empty stomach, one hour before or two hours after food intake.

The maximum dosage recommended for use in geriatric patients is 720 mg twice a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Rejection Prophylaxis:

5 years to 16 years:

Dose: 400 mg/m2 twice a day (up to a maximum of 720 mg twice a day)

Pediatric doses for patients with a body surface area less than 1.19 m2 cannot be accurately administered using currently available formulations of the delayed-release tablets.


How should I take Myfortic?

Take it exactly as prescribed by your doctor. You must remain under the care of a doctor while you are using this medicine. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Take it on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.

Do not crush, chew, or break a delayed-release tablet. Swallow it whole.

Mycophenolic acid (Myfortic) and mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept) are not absorbed equally in the body. If you are switched from one brand to the other, take only the pills your doctor has prescribed. Always check your refills to make sure you have received the correct brand and type of medicine.

You will need regular medical tests to be sure this medicine is not causing harmful effects.

If you have ever had hepatitis B or C, Myfortic can cause this condition to come back or get worse. You may need blood tests to check your liver function.

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