Mycophenolate is part of a class of drugs called immunosuppressants. It suppresses the body's immune response and reduces inflammation in your lungs. Because inflammation is the precursor to fibrosis (scarring), we hope methotrexate will prevent the formation of lung fibrosis and allow the inflamed lung to return to normal.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to mycophenolate, 霉酚酸, 或者其他药物.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, 维生素, nutritional supplements and herbal products you are taking. 一定要提到以下任何一种:
- 吗啡(MS康定，MSIR, Oramorph)
- 水杨酸类止痛药，如阿司匹林, 胆碱镁三水杨酸盐, 胆碱水杨酸(Arthropan), diflunisal (Dolobid), 水杨酸镁(Doan, 其他)和salsalate (Argesic, Disalcid, Salgesic)
Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breast-feeding. You must use two forms of birth control before beginning treatment with mycophenolate, during treatment and for six weeks after treatment. Your doctor will not allow you to begin taking mycophenolate unless you have had a negative pregnancy test. If you become pregnant while you are taking mycophenolate, call your doctor immediately. Do not breast-feed while you are taking this medication.
Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had Lesch-Nyhan or Keeley-Seegmiller syndrome (inherited diseases that cause high levels of a certain substance in the blood, joint pain and problems with motion and behavior); any disease that affects your stomach, intestines or digestive system; any type of cancer; phenylketonuria (an inherited diseases that requires patients to follow a special diet to prevent mental retardation); or liver or kidney disease. 如果你有苯丙酮尿症, 或北大, you should know that mycophenolate liquid may be sweetened with aspartame, 形成苯丙氨酸.
- If you are taking antacids, take them two hours before or four hours after taking mycophenolate.
- Tell your doctor if you experience vision problems, 协调性丧失或记忆力丧失, which could be signs Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML), a potential complication of taking mycophenolate.
- If you become pregnant, tell your doctor immediately.
- Do not get any vaccinations, either from shots or nasal spray, without consulting with your doctor.
霉酚酸盐可能会引起副作用. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- Pain, especially in the back, muscles or joints
有些副作用可能会很严重. 以下症状并不常见, but if you experience any of them or any of the symptoms listed in the important warning section of the medication insert, 立即联系你的利来登录:
- Swelling of the hands, feet, ankles or lower legs
- 呕吐 material that looks like coffee grounds
霉酚酸盐可能会引起其他副作用. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
Your doctor will order regular lab tests to check your response to mycophenolate and monitor for toxicity. You will need to have your blood counts — white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets — checked regularly. Your doctor may order additional tests depending on the results.
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加州大学旧金山分校健康 medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.