Precautions and Warnings With Mycophenolate

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.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking mycophenolate (CellCept®, Myfortic®) if you have:
 
  • 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
  • Diabetes
  • 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.
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Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 

Mycophenolate Drug Information

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