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Drug information on Mycophen (Mycophenolic Acid) from Micro Labs Ltd. (Foresee)

Mycophen

  Tablet  
Micro Labs Ltd. (Foresee)
Generic : Mycophenolic Acid
 400.00
250mg
10
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc Biotechnology | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Side effects of Mycophen

  Common - Dizziness, stomach pain, vomiting, indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, fatal pulmonary fibrosis, constipation, anemia, decrease in white blood cells.

  Cardiovascular - Rapid heart rate, weak pulse.

  Respiratory - Rapid and shallow breathing, dry cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing up blood or vomit, inflammation of the esophagus.

  Genitourinary - Increased urination.

  Gastrointestinal - Rapid edema (swelling) of the skin, gastric ulcers, duodenal ulcers.

  General - Lack of sleep.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: Initial dose: 720 mg orally twice a day on an empty stomach, one hour before or two hours after food intake.
Geriatrics: 720 mg twice a day on an empty stomach, one hour before or two hours after food intake.
Pediatric: 400 mg/m2 twice a day (up to a maximum of 720 mg twice a day). Pediatric doses for patients with BSA <1.19 m2 cannot be accurately administered using currently available formulations of Myfortic tablets.

How to use Mycophen?

It comes as a tablet, taken on an empty stomach and administered in combination with cyclosporine and corticosteroids.

When is Mycophen not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity, pregnancy and lactation.

Warnings and Precautions for Mycophen

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of active peptic ulcer, blood disorders, severe kidney impairment, polyomavirus infections, gastrointestinal disorders.

• Patient may develop with increased risk of certain types of cancer, if it so consult with your doctor immediately.

• Avoid exposure to sunlight/UV light.

• Women taking this medication should seek contraceptive counseling.

Other Precautions for Mycophen

Avoid excess dosage

Storage Conditions for Mycophen

Store at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), in a tightly closed container.



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