Information about Mycophenolate mofetil
Mycophenolate mofetil uses
Mycophenolate mofetil is used for prevention of kidney transplant rejection.
How mycophenolate mofetil works
Mycophenolate mofetil is an immunosuppressant. It reduces the action of body's own defense system (the immune system) and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ.
Common side effects of mycophenolate mofetil
Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Headache, Increased blood pressure, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
Available Medicine for Mycophenolate mofetil
- ₹550 to ₹607Ipca Laboratories Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹395 to ₹1428Panacea Biotec Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹484 to ₹1428Panacea Biotec Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹439 to ₹846Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹942Zydus Cadila1 variant(s)
- ₹380 to ₹1214Biocon4 variant(s)
- ₹440 to ₹878Biocon2 variant(s)
- ₹680La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹745Zydus Cadila1 variant(s)
- ₹782Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
Expert advice for Mycophenolate mofetil
- Can be taken with or without food.
- Should not be taken at the same time as antacids as they can interfere with its effects.
- May cause birth defects so birth control is required in females with reproductive potential.
- Mycophenolate mofetil may also increase the risk of infection. Avoid being close to people with cold, flu or other contagious illnesses.
- Protect yourself from direct sunlight by wearing protective clothing and applying a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF).
Frequently asked questions for Mycophenolate mofetil
Q. Is Mycophenolate mofetil a steroid drug?
No. Mycophenolate mofetil is not a steroid drug
Q. Is Mycophenolate mofetil safe?
Mycophenolate mofetil is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
Q. Is Mycophenolate mofetil cytotoxic?
Yes. Mycophenolate mofetil may cause death of immune cells and it also causes certain types of skin cancers. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.