mycophenolate mofetil - oral, Cellcept (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: See also How to Use section.Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.Some products that may interact with this drug include: antacids containing aluminum and/or magnesium, antivirals (e.g., acyclovir, ganciclovir, valganciclovir), azathioprine, calcium-free phosphate binders (e.g., aluminum products, lanthanum, sevelamer), cholestyramine, colestipol, live vaccines, rifampin, other drugs that weaken the immune system/increase the risk of infection (such as natalizumab, rituximab).This medication may decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring. This could cause pregnancy. If you are using hormonal birth control, you should use an additional non-hormonal form of birth control while using this medication. Discuss your options with your doctor or pharmacist. Also tell your doctor if you have any new spotting or breakthrough bleeding, because these may be signs that your birth control is not working well.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., blood counts, drug levels, kidney function, pregnancy test) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.Do not change brands or forms of mycophenolate unless directed by your doctor.Attend a transplant education class or support group. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of organ rejection. Seek immediate medical attention if they occur.If the capsule should come apart, avoid inhaling the powder, and avoid direct contact with the skin or mucus membranes. If contact should occur, wash thoroughly with soap and water; rinse eyes with plain water.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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