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Mycophenolate Sodium

When and How to Take It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with mycophenolate sodium include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in the form of a delayed-release tablet. It is taken by mouth twice a day.
     
  • Try to take your doses at the same times each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
     
  • Take mycophenolate sodium on an empty stomach, one hour before or two hours after food.
     
  • Do not crush, cut, or chew mycophenolate sodium tablets. They must be swallowed whole. This is because the tablets have a special coating so they pass through the stomach and dissolve in the intestines.
     
  • For this drug to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
     

Dosing Information

The dose of mycophenolate sodium your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • Your height and weight (in children)
  • Other medications you may be taking.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click Mycophenolate Sodium Dosage for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions

Mycophenolate sodium may react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Mycophenolate Sodium).
 

What If I Overdose on Mycophenolate Sodium?

People who take too much of this medication may experience gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. An overdose could also cause potentially dangerous low blood cell counts. Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on mycophenolate sodium.
 
(Click Myfortic Overdose for more information.)
 
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