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Salt Composition : Mycophenolate Mofetil
Manufacturer : MANKIND PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED
Origin of Medicine : India
Introduction to Mycept Suspension
Mycept suspension is an immunosuppressant with an active ingredient called Mycophenolate mofetil. It belongs to the inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase (IMPDH) inhibitor category. This medicine is used to prevent organ rejection in individuals who have previously received an organ transplant (such as kidney, heart, or liver transplantation). It is prescribed as part of a combination therapy that includes other immunosuppressive drugs.
This drug is contraindicated during pregnancy due to the risk of birth defects and miscarriage. It should not be advised in pregnant women unless there are no relevant alternatives and the potential benefits outweigh the risks. Women of birthing age are highly advised to use effective contraception while taking this suspension to prevent pregnancy. Live vaccines should not be administered while a person is taking a Mycept Suspension due to reduced vaccine effectiveness and the risk of infection. Individuals taking this drug should not donate blood during treatment and at least six weeks after stopping treatment. It ensures that the medication has been adequately cleared from the body before donating blood.
It is generally advised not to take this medicine if you are allergic to the drug or any other ingredients. Inform your doctor of liver or heart disease before initiating the treatment. As this drug reduces the body's immune defenses, it can increase the chance of skin cancer. Individuals must take precautions to limit their exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) light. Seek your doctor immediately if you develop any bruising under the skin, fever, unexplained tiredness, dizziness, yellowing of the skin or eyes, vision impairment, reduced urine output, and seizures after taking this medicine. Mycept Suspension is an immunosuppressive medication. It may affect the infant's developing immune system and should be avoided in breastfeeding. In some cases, alternative medications with a more favorable safety profile during breastfeeding may be considered.
Uses of Mycept Suspension
- Prevent organ transplant rejections.
Therapeutic Effects of Mycept Suspension
Mycept Suspension works by inhibiting the enzyme inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase (IMPDH) and reducing the production of guanosine nucleotides. MMF specifically affects the proliferation of activated T and B lymphocytes. These lymphocytes are key players in the immune response that can lead to the rejection of a transplanted organ
Interaction of Mycept Suspension with other drugs
Inform your doctor about all your medicines, such as over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, vaccinations, nutritional and vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain groups of medications may interact with the effects of Mycept Suspension and reduce its effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.
More Information about Mycept Suspension
- Store Mycept Suspension at room temperature between (15°C to 30°C)
- Keep the medicine away from the reach of children and pets.
How to consume Mycept Suspension
Mycept Suspension is an oral suspension. Your physician will decide the dose and duration of the treatment based on your disease condition, severity, and other factors. Always take this suspension as prescribed by your doctor. Take it with or without food. The chances of stomach upset are less if you take this suspension with food. The oral suspension is prescribed when the patient cannot swallow the tablet form of this medicine.
Safety Advices for Mycept Suspension
Mycept Suspension is known to have harmful effects on the developing fetus and is generally not prescribed for use during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks.
Mycept Suspension is not recommended for breastfeeding mothers because small amounts of the drug can pass into the mother's milk and affect the nursing baby.
Mycept Suspension should be cautiously administered in patients with lung diseases. Dose adjustments are necessary. Inform your physician if you have lung problems before initiating the therapy.
It is generally considered safe for individuals with liver disease, including those with liver transplants. The dosage and use of Mycept Suspension may need to be adjusted based on the severity of liver impairment.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol when taking Mycept Suspension because it may cause excessive drowsiness or liver problems.
Driving vehicles or operating machinery while taking Mycept Suspension is unsafe because it may cause drowsiness and vision problems.
Side Effects of Mycept Suspension
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Infections, fever, or sore throat
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Low blood cell count
- Severe allergic reactions
- Higher risk of developing lymphoma and other cancers
- Nausea, abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Shortness of breath
- Weight loss
- Increased heartbeat
- Blood pressure problem
Word of Advice
It is necessary to take the prescribed dose exactly as instructed by your doctor. Inform your doctor about all the medications (prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal) you are taking, as they can interact with this drug. If you plan to conceive or suspect you might be pregnant while taking Mycept Suspension, it is important to consult your doctor immediately. They may suggest switching to alternative medications that are safer during pregnancy or adjusting your treatment plan.
Q 1. Can I breastfeed while taking Mycept Suspension?
Breastfeeding is generally not recommended while taking Mycept Suspension. This drug can pass into the mother's breast milk and may hurt the nursing infant. Consult your doctor about breastfeeding if you are taking this suspension.
Q 2. How does Mycept Suspension work?
Mycept Suspension suppresses the immune system, preventing it from attacking the transplanted organ. It inhibits the activity of certain immune cells involved in the rejection process.
Q 3. What will happen if I stop taking Mycept Suspension suddenly?
Stopping your treatment all of a sudden may cause your condition to become worse. Do not stop taking Mycept Suspension without consulting your doctor.
Q 4. How should I take Mycept Suspension?
Follow the instructions advised by your doctor or the medication label. Mycept Suspension is taken orally with food to improve absorption. It should be swallowed, not chewed or broken.
Q 5. Can I drink alcohol while taking Mycept Suspension?
It is highly recommended to limit or avoid alcohol consumption while taking Mycept Suspension. Alcohol can interact with the medication, increasing the risk of side effects or interfering with its effectiveness.
Q 6. Whether Mycept Suspension can cause miscarriage?
Yes, Mycept Suspension can cause miscarriage. If you have childbearing potential, use effective contraception before or during treatment and at least six weeks after discontinuing the medication. Discuss contraceptive options with your doctor properly.
Q 7. Can I get vaccinated during the treatment with Mycept Suspension?
Live vaccines should be avoided while taking Mycept Suspension due to the risk of infection. Inform your healthcare provider about your immunization history and consult them regarding the appropriate timing of vaccinations.
Fact Box of Mycept Suspension
Molecule name: Mycophenolate mofetil
Therapeutic class: Immunosuppressants
Pharmacological class: Inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase (IMPDH) inhibitor
Indications: Prevent organ transplant rejections
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