Mycophenolate for Systemic Lupus

Mycophenolate (CellCept®, Myfortic®) is a prescription medicine approved to prevent organ rejection following a heart, liver, or kidney transplant. However, there are occasions when a healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for something other than this approved use. This is known as an "off-label" use. For example, one of the possible off-label uses for mycophenolate is treating lupus nephritis (kidney inflammation caused by systemic lupus erythematosus [SLE]).
(Click What Is Mycophenolate Used For? to learn more about this drug's other off-label uses, as well as what age groups can use it and how it works to prevent the rejection of an organ transplant.)
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