What is Myfortic?

Mycophenolic acid (INN, BAN and USAN) (less accurately called mycophenolate) is an immunosuppressant drug used to prevent rejection in organ transplantation. It inhibits an enzyme needed for the growth of T cells and B cells. It was initially marketed as the prodrug mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) to improve oral bioavailability. More recently, the salt mycophenolate sodium has also been introduced. Mycophenolate mofetil is commonly marketed under the trade name CellCept (Roche), and mycophenolate sodium as Myfortic (Novartis).

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Hello Dr. My husband has had a renal tranplant 10 years ago. At the moment he is taking only myfortic and his graft is stable. Previously he too...

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any patient on immunosuppresent like myfortic or tacrolimus is prone for secondary infections.cervical lymph node tuberculosis,mumps due to viral...

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I rec'd a kidney transplant XXXXXXX 1. It is working fine, but I am having a hard time getting used to the drugs, especially Myfortic. I have to...

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Thanks for posting your query.

I can appreciate your concern. What you are having one of the commonest side effect the drug Myfortic.


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I am taking a medication named "Myfortic"or Mycophenolic 180mg since my kidney transplant in 2011, what are the true functions of this medication ?...

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Mycophenolic is an immunosuppressant and prescribed to prevent rejection of organ transplant.
Mycophenolate Mofetil(MMF)is the generic name. It may...

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