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).