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Dosing Information for Mycophenolate Mofetil

The dose of mycophenolate mofetil your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The reason you are taking it
  • Your height and weight (in children)
  • Your age
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you are taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Mycophenolate Mofetil Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Mycophenolate mofetil may react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Mycophenolate Mofetil).

What If I Overdose on This Medicine?

It is not entirely clear what to expect from an overdose with this medicine. An overdose may cause diarrhea, vomiting, or other potentially serious side effects. Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have taken too much of this medication.
(Click CellCept Overdose for more information.)

What If I Miss a Dose of Mycophenolate Mofetil?

If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for the next dose. In this case, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.

How Does It Work?

Mycophenolate mofetil works by blocking the action of an enzyme in the body known as inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase (IMPDH). This enzyme is needed for T- and B-lymphocytes (cells that are part of the immune system) to multiply.
Transplant rejection occurs when the immune system, which is responsible for fighting infections, identifies the transplanted organ as a foreign material and tries to get rid of it. By preventing the production of more T- and B-lymphocytes, mycophenolate mofetil makes the immune system less active, which can help prevent transplant rejection.
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