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Using mycophenolate may increase your risk of lymphoma, skin cancer, infections, or certain other complications. This prescription drug can also interfere with many other medications. Other safety warnings and precautions with mycophenolate apply to people who have certain medical conditions, such as kidney disease, any allergies, or plans to receive a vaccination.
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Lymphoma, skin cancer, or any other type of cancer
- An infection of any kind, including a viral, fungal, or bacterial infection
- Plans to receive a vaccination
- A weakened immune system due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), or any other cause
- An ulcer in the stomach or upper intestines (peptic ulcer) or other digestive problems
- A rare hereditary deficiency of hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyl-transferase (HGPRT), such as Lesch-Nyhan or Kelley-Seegmiller syndrome
- Phenylketonuria (PKU), a rare genetic disorder
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Mycophenolate and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Mycophenolate and Breastfeeding).