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Mycept 250 Capsule


Overview

Introduction of Mycept Capsule

Mycept 250 Capsule is used for prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients. It works by suppressing body’s immune response, so that body can accept the new organ.

You should take it in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. But, before taking it report to doctor if you have any known allergy to this medication. Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to check the levels of blood cells.

This medicine may increase risk for developing cancer or severe infections. Thus, inform your doctor immediately if you notice any infection or fever, unexpected bruising or bleeding, black tarry stools or blood in the urine or stools. Moreover, let your doctor know if there is any new skin sore or lump, new marks on skin or any change in the marks which were previously present.

Mycept Capsule side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)

How to use Mycept Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Mycept 250 Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Mycept Capsule works

Mycept 250 Capsule is an immunosuppressant. It reduces the action of body's own defense system (the immune system) and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ.

Mycept Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Mycept 250 Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Mycept 250 Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Mycept 250 Capsule is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Mycept 250 Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Mycept 250 Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Mycept 250 Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Mycept 250 Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Mycept 250 Capsule to stop your body from rejecting a transplanted organ (e.g. kidney, heart or liver). 
  • It may take 6 to 12 weeks for Mycept 250 Capsule to start working. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • It may cause birth defects so birth control is required in females with reproductive potential.
  • It makes you more susceptible to getting infections. Avoid contact with people who have an infection. Consult your doctor immediately if you develop a sore throat, high temperature, any other signs of infections.
  • Protect yourself from direct sunlight by wearing protective clothing and applying a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF).
  • Take it with food to minimize possible side effects like nausea and stomach pain.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor the levels of blood cells in your blood. Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms such as unexplained bruising or bleeding, sore throat, mouth ulcers, or fever.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Mycept with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Biopolio B1/3
LIFE-THREATENING
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Thioprinz
LIFE-THREATENING
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Sevalac, Sevmed
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Mycept

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Want 2nd opinion .infact proper diagnosis . Taking Alopathic treatment of LUPUS NEPHRITIS since 2 years. Although initialy the power of main tab. Mycept increased up to 1500 mg per day than reduced up to 500 mg .suddenly the protein loss increased and the Dr. Proscribed the maximum dose of 3000 mg per day along with 7 - 8 types of other tabs.this max. Power of Mycept started since 10 months back. At this stage patient is fully dependent on Dr. / medicines. I think it is very critical to switch over to other option . Now I want the proper diagnosis .Wether the treatment is going on in right direction . is the patient have to take medicines whole life. Please suggest from where I could get proper diagnosis in minimum time.
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
your opiniom is not important. what the doctor has advised is important. you should continue taking medicines which the doctor has prescribed. if you want a second opinion, you can show to a different nephrologist
i usually get migraine pain due to tension developed by using computers. I am Photophobic. when ever i travel a lot in bright sunlight i get headaches . i used to take DART Tablet. which has a combination of Paracetamol(300 mg),Caffeine(50 mg),Phenazone(150 mg). DART helped me to deal with this. Recent days i am not able to get this tablet. can you help me getting the right substitute?? thanks in advance.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
take Capnea 20mg + calpol 250 mg simulataneously
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FAQs

Q. Can Mycept cause cancer?

Mycept may increase your chances of certain cancers like skin cancer and lymphoma (cancer of the lymph system). When outside, avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight, wear protective clothing, and apply sunscreen. Call your doctor if you experience a new skin sore or bump, a change in the size or color of a mole, a brown or black skin lesion (sore) with uneven edges, a sore whose one part does not look like the other, skin changes, sores that do not heal, unexplained fever, tiredness that does not go away, weight loss, or pain or swelling in the neck, groin, or armpits.

Q. Why has my doctor given me Mycept after I have had a kidney transplant?

Mycept is an immunosuppressant. Mycept has been prescribed to you to help your body accept the donor kidney. It does so by working on the cells of your immune system, which fight with any foreign substance and reject its presence. This helps in making the transplanted organ more acceptable to your body.

Q. How long does Mycept take to start working?

Mycept does not start working immediately and it may take about 8 to 12 weeks before you see any benefits. It is important to continue taking Mycept since it does not cure your condition. To ensure that your condition does not reappear, you may have to keep taking the medicine for several years.

Q. Is Mycept a steroid or a chemotherapy drug? Can it cause hair loss?

Mycept is neither a steroid nor a chemotherapy medicine. It is an immunosuppressant which means that it acts on your immune system to suppress or weaken it so that your body does not reject the donated organ of another person. Hair loss is a common side effect of Mycept.

Q. Do I need any special tests while taking Mycept?

Since Mycept can affect blood count and affect the kidneys and liver, your doctor will ask you to have a blood test before you start the treatment. Once the treatment starts, you will be required to take regular blood tests to check for any changes in the blood. These blood tests will help monitor your response to the medicine and the development of any side effects.

Q. My doctor has asked me to stay away from a person who has chicken pox or shingles. Why?

Mycept is an immunosuppressant, which means that it decreases the activity of the immune system. Since your immune system is already weak, if you come in contact with a patient of chicken pox or shingles, you may develop it too. This is the reason that your doctor has advised you to be cautious. Therefore, follow your doctor’s advice and contact your doctor immediately if you get chicken pox or shingles as you may require special treatment.

Q. What precautions should a female follow while taking Mycept?

Do not take Mycept if you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy. There is a high risk of miscarriage (loss of the pregnancy) during the first 3 months of pregnancy. It may even cause birth defects (problems that are present at birth) in the baby. Therefore, you must use two acceptable forms of birth control together for 4 weeks before you start taking Mycept, during the treatment, and for 6 weeks after you stop taking Mycept. Your doctor will suggest the two birth control methods which suit you the best. It is important to use a second form of birth control along with birth control pills as Mycept may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills.

Q. What precautions should a male follow while taking Mycept?

It is recommended that either the man or her partner should use reliable contraception during treatment and for 90 days after the treatment. Men should not donate semen during the therapy or for 90 days following discontinuation of Mycept.

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