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Warnings and Precautions With Mycophenolate Sodium

Tell your healthcare provider if you have liver disease, a weakened immune system, or plans to receive a vaccination before taking mycophenolate sodium. Other precautions for using this medicine safely include warnings of potential allergic reactions and drug interactions. This medicine can also cause other complications, such as potentially life-threatening stomach bleeding.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking mycophenolate sodium (Myfortic®) if you have:
 
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Lymphoma, skin cancer, or any other type of cancer
  • An infection of any kind, including a viral, fungal, or bacterial infection
  • Plans to receive a vaccination
  • A weakened immune system due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), or any other cause
  • A history of hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection
  • An ulcer in the stomach or upper intestines (peptic ulcer) or other digestive problems
  • A rare hereditary deficiency of hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyl-transferase (HGPRT), such as Lesch-Nyhan or Kelley-Seegmiller syndrome
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Breastfeeding
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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