Myfortic Warnings and Precautions

Understanding the warnings and precautions for Myfortic can help ensure a safe treatment process. For example, this drug should be avoided by people who are allergic to any of the ingredients used to make it. It's also important to be aware that Myfortic may cause certain types of cancers and may decrease the body's ability to produce blood cells that are important for the immune system.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Myfortic® (mycophenolate sodium) 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
  • A weakened immune system due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), or any other cause
  • A history of hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection
  • 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
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Breastfeeding
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 

Myfortic Medication Information

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