Mycophenolate is an immunosuppressant used with other medicines to prevent transplant rejection.
Take mycophenolate regularly as directed with a glass of water.
Swallow the tablets or capsules whole – do not break, crush or chew.
Measure the liquid carefully with the oral syringe supplied. Shake the bottle well before measuring each dose. Wash your hands after using the liquid.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and carry on as normal. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. echinacea) or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Increased risk of infection - symptoms may include: fever, chills, sore throat, aches and pains, tiredness, pain when peeing, mouth ulcers
Easy/unusual bruising or bleeding
Change in heartbeat
Short of breath, persistent dry cough
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Loss of co-ordination, muscle weakness, forgetfulness, or vision changes
Diarrhoea, stomach pain, black bowel motions
Dizziness, pale skin
Increased blood pressure
|Tell your doctor|
Headache, trouble sleeping, mood changes, anxiety
Tremor, tingling or numbness
Swollen feet or legs
Acne, hair loss or thinning, skin rash, itching
Nausea, vomiting, constipation, indigestion
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. September 2018
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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My Medicines is developed by a team at the Canterbury District Health Board. Our team is made up of doctors, pharmacists, and a non-medical person to help us keep to plain language. We also discuss our information with specialist health professionals or groups when needed