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Drug Interactions With Mycophenolate Sodium

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The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that could occur when mycophenolate sodium is combined with any of the drugs mentioned above.
 
Acyclovir and Valacyclovir
Combining mycophenolate sodium with acyclovir or valacyclovir could increase your blood levels of both drugs, potentially increasing your risk for side effects. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely if you take these medicines together.
 
Aluminum- or Magnesium-Containing Antacids
Aluminum and magnesium can bind to mycophenolate sodium in the digestive tract, decreasing the amount of the drug absorbed into your bloodstream. Separate your dose of mycophenolate sodium and antacids by at least two hours to reduce the risk of this interaction.
 
Antibiotics
Antibiotic medications may reduce the amount of mycophenolate sodium in your blood, potentially making it less effective. Make sure your healthcare provider knows you are taking mycophenolate sodium if you are given an antibiotic. Your mycophenolate sodium blood levels should return to normal soon after you stop taking the antibiotic.
 
Azathioprine
Azathioprine is an immunosuppressant medicine that works similar to mycophenolate sodium. Therefore, it is generally recommended that these two medications not be taken together.
 
Belatacept
Belatacept may increase blood levels of mycophenolate sodium, potentially increasing the risk for side effects. Belatacept is commonly used in combination with mycophenolate sodium to prevent kidney transplant rejection. If you are given this combination, your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely, especially when you first start taking these medicines together.
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