mycophenolate mofetil hydrochloride - injection, Cellcept (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: 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: antivirals (e.g., acyclovir, ganciclovir, valganciclovir), azathioprine, cholestyramine, colestipol, live vaccines, natalizumab, rifampin.This medication may decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring. This could cause pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist if you should use additional reliable birth control methods while using this medication. 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 your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.
NOTES: Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., blood counts, drug levels, kidney function) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.Attend a transplant education class or support group. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of organ rejection. Get medical help right away if they occur.Avoid inhaling the powder, and avoid direct contact of the dry powder or the prepared liquid with the skin or mucus membranes. If contact should occur, wash thoroughly with soap and water; rinse eyes with plain water.
MISSED DOSE: For the best possible benefit, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of this medication as directed. If you miss a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately to establish a new dosing schedule.
STORAGE: Not applicable. This medication is given in a clinic and will not be stored at home.MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Last Editorial Review: 8/24/2012
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