MYCOPHENOLIC ACID- mycophenolic acid tablet, delayed release 
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MEDICATION GUIDE

MYCOPHENOLIC ACID (mye″ koe fe nol′ ik as′ id)

delayed-release tablets

Read the Medication Guide that comes with mycophenolic acid before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment. If you have any questions about mycophenolic acid, ask your doctor.

What is the most important information I should know about mycophenolic acid?

Mycophenolic acid can cause serious side effects including:

If you plan to become pregnant, talk with your doctor. Your doctor will decide if other medicines to prevent rejection may be right for you.

The purpose of this registry is to gather information about the health of your baby.

Call your doctor right away if you have any of these signs and symptoms of infection:

See the section “What are the possible side effects of mycophenolic acid?” for other serious side effects.

What is mycophenolic acid?

Mycophenolic acid is a prescription medicine given to prevent rejection (antirejection medicine) in people who have received a kidney transplant. Rejection is when the body’s immune system senses the new organ as “foreign” and attacks it.

Mycophenolic acid is used with other medicines containing cyclosporine (Sandimmune®, Gengraf®, and Neoral®) and corticosteroids.

Mycophenolic acid can be used to prevent rejection in children who are 5 years or older and are stable after having a kidney transplant. It is not known if mycophenolic acid is safe and works in children younger than 5 years. It is not known how mycophenolic acid works in children who have just received a new kidney transplant.

Who should not take mycophenolic acid?

Do not take mycophenolic acid if you are allergic to mycophenolic acid, mycophenolate sodium, mycophenolate mofetil, or any of the ingredients in mycophenolic acid. See the end of this Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in mycophenolic acid.

What should I tell my doctor before I start taking mycophenolic acid?

Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Some medicines may affect the way mycophenolic acid works and mycophenolic acid may affect how some medicines work. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine. Do not take any new medicine without talking to your doctor.

How should I take mycophenolic acid?

What should I avoid while taking mycophenolic acid?

Avoid pregnancy. See “What is the most important information I should know about mycophenolic acid?”

What are the possible side effects of mycophenolic acid?

Mycophenolic acid can cause serious side effects.

See "What is the most important information I should know about mycophenolic acid?"

Stomach and intestinal bleeding can happen in people who take mycophenolic acid. Bleeding can be severe and you may have to be hospitalized for treatment.

The most common side effects of taking mycophenolic acid include:

In people with a new transplant:

In people who take mycophenolic acid for a long time (long-term) after transplant:

Your healthcare provider will do blood tests before you start taking mycophenolic acid and during treatment with mycophenolic acid to check your blood cell counts. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any signs of infection (see “What is the most important information I should know about mycophenolic acid?”), or any unexpected bruising or bleeding. Also, tell your healthcare provider if you have unusual tiredness, dizziness, or fainting.

These are not all the possible side effects of mycophenolic acid. Your healthcare provider may be able to help you manage these side effects.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to

How should I store mycophenolic acid?

General information about mycophenolic acid

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use mycophenolic acid for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give mycophenolic acid to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.

This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about mycophenolic acid. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about mycophenolic acid that is written for healthcare professionals. You can also call 1-888-838-2872.

What are the ingredients in mycophenolic acid?

Active ingredient: mycophenolic acid (as mycophenolate sodium)

Inactive ingredients: anhydrous lactose, black iron oxide, colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, crospovidone, D&C Yellow #10 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Blue #2 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow #6 Aluminum Lake, hypromellose, hypromellose phthalate, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, povidone, propylene glycol, talc, titanium dioxide, triethyl citrate and yellow iron oxide.

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

All brand names listed are the registered trademarks of their respective owners and are not trademarks of Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.

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Rev. A 9/2018

Revised: 8/2019
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