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Mycophenolate Sodium Side Effects

In clinical studies, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, and constipation were among the most common side effects of mycophenolate sodium. Fortunately, adverse reactions tend to be mild and easily treated. However, potentially serious problems are possible and should be reported to a healthcare provider. These include blurred vision, coughing up blood, or unusual tiredness, among other things.

An Introduction to Mycophenolate Sodium Side Effects

Just like any medicine, mycophenolate sodium (Myfortic®) can cause side effects. Because it is an immunosuppressant medication, these reactions can be significant. Although not everyone who takes mycophenolate sodium will have problems, many people will experience some type of side effect during treatment.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with mycophenolate sodium. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Serious Side Effects of Mycophenolate Sodium

Some reactions to mycophenolate sodium are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
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    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
    • Difficulty swallowing
 
  • Signs of infection, such as fever, aches and pains, sore throat, coughing, or chills
  • Sores or wounds that appear red or do not heal
  • Swollen glands in the neck, armpits, or groin
  • Any skin changes, such as discoloration, sores, or changes in the color or size of moles
  • Confusion, weakness on one side of the body, problems speaking or walking, or vision changes
  • Coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Problems breathing, shortness of breath, or a new or worse cough
  • Painful urination, blood in the urine, or urinating less often than usual or not at all
  • Frequent urination, increased thirst, or blurred vision, which could be signs of high blood sugar
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Unusual tiredness, lack of energy, or dizziness
  • Stomach pain or blood in the stool, which may appear as red or black, tarry stools
  • A fast or abnormally beating heart
  • Swelling in the arms, legs, ankles, or feet.
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