mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Is mycophenolate mofetil-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

Mycophenolate mofetil is excreted in milk of rats. It is not known if it also is excreted in human milk. Due to the lack of conclusive safety data, mycophenolate mofetil should be used cautiously in nursing mothers.

What else should I know about mycophenolate mofetil-oral?

What preparations of mycophenolate mofetil-oral are available?

  • Powder for injection: 500 mg
  • Capsules: 250 mg
  • Immediate-release tablets: 500 mg
  • Delayed-release tablets: 180 and 360 mg
  • Oral suspension: 200 mg/ml

How should I keep mycophenolate mofetil-oral stored?

  • Capsules and tablets should be stored at room temperature, between 15 C and 30 C (59 F and 86 F).
  • Oral suspension may be stored at room temperate between 15 C and 30 C (59 F and 86 F) for up to 60 days.
  • Oral suspension also may be stored in the refrigerator between 2 C and 8 C (36 F and 46 F), but it should not be frozen.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.

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