â€¢ Common - Dizziness, stomach pain, vomiting, indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, fatal pulmonary fibrosis, constipation, anemia, decrease in white blood cells.
â€¢ Cardiovascular - Rapid heart rate, weak pulse.
â€¢ Respiratory - Rapid and shallow breathing, dry cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing up blood or vomit, inflammation of the esophagus.
â€¢ Genitourinary - Increased urination.
â€¢ Gastrointestinal - Rapid edema (swelling) of the skin, gastric ulcers, duodenal ulcers.
â€¢ General - Lack of sleep.
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.
It comes as a tablet, taken on an empty stomach and administered in combination with cyclosporine and corticosteroids.
Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity, pregnancy and lactation.
â€¢ Caution should be exercised in patients with history of active peptic ulcer, blood disorders, severe kidney impairment, polyomavirus infections, gastrointestinal disorders.
â€¢ Patient may develop with increased risk of certain types of cancer, if it so consult with your doctor immediately.
â€¢ Avoid exposure to sunlight/UV light.
â€¢ Women taking this medication should seek contraceptive counseling.
Avoid excess dosage
Store at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), in a tightly closed container.
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