Mycophenolate Dosage

Mycophenolate Dosage for Heart Transplants

The usual recommended dose of mycophenolate mofetil to prevent rejection after a heart transplant is 1.5 grams twice daily. If given by IV injection, the drug will be given slowly over at least two hours, and should only be given for as long as oral medicines cannot be taken (for up to 14 days).

Dosing for Mycophenolate After a Liver Transplant

The usual recommended mycophenolate mofetil dosage to prevent rejection after a liver transplant is 1.5 grams twice daily if given by mouth or 1 gram twice daily if given by IV. The drug will be given slowly over at least two hours, and should only be given for as long as oral medicines are not tolerated (for up to 14 days).

General Information on Taking Mycophenolate

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with mycophenolate include the following:
  • This medication comes as a delayed-release tablet, a regular tablet, a capsule, an oral liquid solution, and an intravenous (IV) injection. The tablets, capsules, and liquid solution are usually taken by mouth twice a day. The injection is given as an infusion into a vein twice a day.
  • You should take mycophenolate on an empty stomach, one hour before or two hours after a meal. Certain people who are stable on treatment may be able to take this medicine with food, depending on the form taken, and only with a healthcare provider's approval.
  • Try to take your dosages at the same time each day to keep an even level of medicine in your bloodstream.
  • Mycophenolate tablets and capsules must be swallowed whole. Do not crush, cut, or chew the tablets, or open or crush the capsules.
  • Shake the liquid suspension well before use. Measure your dose with a marked oral syringe or medicine cup. Do not use a regular household spoon, as they are not accurate enough to measure liquid medicines. Your pharmacist can give you an appropriate measuring device if you need one.
  • For this drug to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not stop taking this medicine or change to another brand of mycophenolate without first talking to your healthcare provider.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your mycophenolate dosage, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.

Mycophenolate Drug Information

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