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Myfortic Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is mycophenolic acid (Myfortic)?
- What are the possible side effects of mycophenolic acid (Myfortic)?
- What is the most important information I should know about mycophenolic acid (Myfortic)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking mycophenolic acid (Myfortic)?
- How should I use mycophenolic acid (Myfortic)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Myfortic)?
- What happens if I overdose (Myfortic)?
- What should I avoid while using mycophenolic acid (Myfortic)?
- What other drugs will affect mycophenolic acid (Myfortic)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Myfortic)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Myfortic)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while using mycophenolic acid (Myfortic)?
Avoid taking an antacid together with mycophenolic acid.
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Avoid activities that may increase your risk of bleeding or injury.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Mycophenolic acid can increase your risk of skin cancer. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using mycophenolic acid. The vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from disease. You may still be able to receive a flu shot, but ask your doctor first.
What other drugs will affect mycophenolic acid (Myfortic)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cholestyramine (Questran), colesevelam (Welchol), or colestipol (Colestid);
- acyclovir (Zovirax) or ganciclovir (Cytovene); or
- other medicines that weaken the immune system, such as azathioprine (Imuran), or mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with mycophenolic acid. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about mycophenolic acid.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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