Myfortic

(mycophenolic acid)

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Prevents rejection of a transplanted organ.

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Myfortic (mycophenolic acid) is good at preventing organ transplant rejection, but you’ll need regular blood tests.

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Quick facts about Myfortic
  • Drug class: Transplant
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (mycophenolic acid)

Upsides

  • Myfortic (mycophenolic acid) is a first-choice medicine for preventing organ rejection since it lowers the risk of rejection and doesn't hurt the kidneys or liver like other medicines in its class.
  • By taking Myfortic (mycophenolic acid), your doctor might be able to lower the dose of your other anti-rejection medicines that have more side effects.
  • Causes less diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting compared to CellCept.
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Downsides

  • You'll need regular blood tests, especially in the beginning, to make sure Myfortic (mycophenolic acid) isn't affecting your body in a bad way.
  • You might need to take other medicines to control your blood pressure, blood sugar, or cholesterol while on Myfortic (mycophenolic acid).
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How it works

Myfortic (mycophenolic acid) is an immunosuppresant that lowers your immune system activity so your body doesn't reject the transplanted organ.

Quick facts about Myfortic
  • Drug class: Transplant
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (mycophenolic acid)

Used for

  • Prevention of kidney transplant rejection
  • Psoriasis

Dosage forms

  • Extended-release pill
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What to expect when you take Myfortic (mycophenolic acid) for Prevention of kidney transplant rejection

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  • Possible side effects
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Vomiting
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Side effect rates for Myfortic (mycophenolic acid)

From 213 clinical trials of Myfortic when taken for prevention of kidney transplant rejection (taken with cyclosporine compared with cellcept and cyclosporine)
  • Constipation
    38%38%
  • Nausea
    28%28%
  • Urinary tract infection
    28%28%
  • Diarrhea
    24%24%
  • Trouble sleeping
    24%24%
  • Vomiting
    23%23%
  • Upset stomach
    23%23%
  • Low red blood cells
    22%22%
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection
    20%20%
  • Low white blood cells
    19%19%
  • High blood pressure
    18%18%
  • Swelling
    17%17%
  • High blood creatinine (marker of poorer kidney function)
    15%15%
  • Pain in upper part of stomach
    14%14%
  • Fever
    13%13%
  • High blood uric acid
    13%13%
  • Low blood potassium
    13%13%
  • Headache
    13%13%
  • High blood lipids (fats)
    12%12%
  • Back pain
    12%12%
  • Tremor
    12%12%
  • Low blood calcium
    11%11%
  • Low blood phosphorus
    11%11%
  • Gas
    10%10%
  • Joint pain
    7%7%
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Risks and Warnings for Myfortic (mycophenolic acid)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Sexually active women of childbearing age

    Myfortic (mycophenolic acid) can harm an unborn baby during pregnancy. Don't use Myfortic (mycophenolic acid) while pregnant. Talk to your doctor about finding different medicines if you're pregnant or want to become pregnant.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Myfortic (mycophenolic acid)

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  • Myfortic (mycophenolic acid) can raise your risk of serious or life-threatening bacterial, fungal, and viral infections. In some cases, infections can reactivate from an inactive virus in your body, like tuberculosis (TB) or hepatitis B virus (HBV). If you develop symptoms of fever, chills, muscle aches, or you notice dark urine, appetite/weight loss, vomiting, or a skin rash, tell your doctor and get medical care right away.