Myfortic

Myfortic

mycophenolic acid

Manufacturer:

Novartis

Distributor:

DKSH
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Mycophenolate Na
Indications/Uses
In combination w/ ciclosporin microemulsion & corticosteroids for prophylaxis of acute transplant rejection in adult patients receiving allogenic renal transplant.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to mycophenolate Na, mycophenolic acid or mycophenolate mofetil. Women of childbearing potential. Pregnancy & lactation.
Special Precautions
Monitor patients infected w/ hepatitis B or C for clinical & laboratory signs of active HBV or HCV infected. Active serious digestive system disease, hereditary deficiency of HGPRT. Signs of bone marrow depression. Regularly perform complete blood count for monitoring neutropenia. Not to be initiated until -ve pregnancy test has been obtained. Avoid use of live attenuated vaccines.
Adverse Reactions
Viral, bacterial & fungal infections, diarrhea & leucopenia, hypocalcemia, hypokalemia, hyperuricemia, hypotension, HTN. Upper resp tract infections, pneumonia, anemia, thrombocytopenia, hyperkalemia, hypomagnesemia, anxiety, dizziness, headache, aggravated HTN, cough, dyspnea, exertional dyspnea, abnormal hepatic function tests, abdominal distension & pain, constipation, dyspepsia, flatulence, gastritis, loose stools, nausea, vomiting, arthralgia, asthenia, myalgia, increased blood creatinine, fatigue, peripheral edema, pyrexia.
Drug Interactions
Live vaccines; concomitant use of cholestyramine & other drugs that interfere w/ enterohepatic circulation; aciclovir, ganciclovir, antacids containing Mg & Al hydroxides & OCs; azathioprine; tacrolimus.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
L04AA06 - mycophenolic acid ; Belongs to the class of selective immunosuppressive agents. Used to induce immunosuppression.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Myfortic gastro-resistant tab 180 mg
Packing/Price
120's
Form
Myfortic gastro-resistant tab 360 mg
Packing/Price
120's
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