Mycophenolic Acid

Available by prescription only, mycophenolate is a drug that belongs to a group of medicines known as immunosuppressants. It is available in two forms: as mycophenolate mofetil in CellCept® and mycophenolate sodium in Myfortic®. Mycophenolate sodium is also sometimes referred to as mycophenolic acid or mycophenolate acid.
Mycophenolate is used to prevent organ rejection in people who have a heart, liver, or kidney transplant. It works by blocking the action of certain enzymes in the body, making the immune system less active. The body's natural response to a foreign material, such as a newly transplanted organ, is to attack it and try to get rid of it. Because mycophenolate makes the immune system less active, it can help prevent transplant rejection from occurring.
(To learn more, click Mycophenolate. This article tells you what you need to know about side effects, drug warnings, and taking this product safely and effectively.)
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