Your doctor has prescribed Myfortic to stop your body from rejecting a transplanted organ (e.g. kidney, heart or liver).
It may take 6 to 12 weeks for Myfortic to start working. Keep taking it as prescribed.
Take it with food to minimize possible side effects like nausea and stomach pain.
It makes you more susceptible to getting infections. Avoid contact with people who have an infection and consult your doctor immediately if you develop a sore throat, high temperature or any other signs of infections.
It may cause birth defects so birth control is required in females of reproductive age.
Protect yourself from direct sunlight by wearing protective clothing and applying a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF).
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.
Q. What are the things I should avoid while taking Myfortic?
While taking Myfortic, you should limit your exposure to sunlight, and wear protective clothing or use sunscreen when you are in the sun. You should not donate blood or sperm if you are on this medicine, and wait for at least 3 months after stopping Myfortic. Also, if you are a woman then you should avoid pregnancy while taking this medicine.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 16th Jan 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.