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Updated on 26 Apr 2024

Learn more about MYFORTIC

What is MYFORTIC?

What is MYFORTIC?

MYFORTIC is the brand name for mycophenolic acid and is available as an delayed-release oral tablet.

What dosages is MYFORTIC available in?

What dosages is MYFORTIC available in?

MYFORTIC is available as a 180 and 360 mg oral tablet.

What is MYFORTIC used for?

What is MYFORTIC used for?

MYFORTIC is an immunosuppressan used for the prevention of kidney transplant rejection.

How does MYFORTIC work?

How does MYFORTIC work?

MYFORTIC is an immunosuppressant that lowers the activity of your immune system. You need a suppressed (lowered) immune system after receiving a kidney transplant so your body doesn’t reject the new kidney.

How do I take MYFORTIC?

How do I take MYFORTIC?

MYFORTIC is typically taken by mouth twice day.

Is it safe for me to take MYFORTIC?

Is it safe for me to take MYFORTIC?

MYFORTIC is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have hypersensitivity to mycophenolate mofetil, mycophenolic acid or any component of the drug product.

MYFORTIC Common Side Effects

MYFORTIC Common Side Effects

Common side effects of MYFORTIC include:

  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • UTI, bladder infection
  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Low blood count, anemia
  • Viral infection (cytomegalovirus or CMV)
MYFORTIC Serious Side Effects

MYFORTIC Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with MYFORTIC. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following. Stomach bleeding: black, tarry stool or bright red blood in vomit or stool

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on MYFORTIC

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on MYFORTIC

The following medications may interact with MYFORTIC:

  • Antacids with Magnesium and Aluminum Hydroxide – Decreases concentrations of MPA; concomitant use is not recommended.
  • Azathioprine – Competition for purine metabolism; concomitant administration is not recommended
  • Cholestyramine, Bile Acid Sequestrates, Oral Activated Charcoal, and Other Drugs that Interfere with Enterohepatic Recirculation – May
  • decrease MPA concentrations; concomitant use is not recommended.
  • Sevelamer – May decrease MPA concentrations; concomitant use is not recommended
  • Cyclosporine – May decrease MPA concentrations; exercise caution when switching from cyclosporine to other drugs or from other drugs to
  • cyclosporine
  • Norfloxacin and Metronidazole – May decrease MPA concentrations; concomitant use with both drugs is not recommended
  • Rifampin – May decrease MPA concentrations; concomitant use is not recommended unless the benefit outweighs the risk
  • Hormonal Contraceptives – May reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Additional barrier contraceptive methods must be used
  • Acyclovir, Valacyclovir, Ganciclovir, Valganciclovir, and Other Drugs that Undergo Renal Tubular Secretion – May increase concentrations of
  • mycophenolic acid glucuronide (MPAG) and coadministered drug; monitor blood cell counts
Who makes MYFORTIC?

Who makes MYFORTIC?

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Is MYFORTIC safe in pregnancy?

Is MYFORTIC safe in pregnancy?

MYFORTIC use during pregnancy is associated with increased risks of first trimester pregnancy loss and congenital malformations. Avoid if safer treatment options are available. Females of reproductive potential must be counseled regarding pregnancy prevention and planning. There is a pregnancy exposure registry that monitors pregnancy outcomes in women exposed to mycophenolate during pregnancy and those becoming pregnant within 6 weeks of discontinuing MYFORTIC treatment. To report a pregnancy or obtain information about the registry, visit Mycophenolate or call 1-800-617-8191.

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