MOFETYL-S 360 MG TABLET

SKU: AH_NEP_8752 Category:

Generic : Mycophenolate sodium (360mg)

Treatment : Prevention Of Organ Rejection In Transplant Patients

Pack size  : 10  (Tablets)

Manufacturer : RPG Life Sciences Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$21.70

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called immunosuppressants. It is used with other medicines to prevent your body from rejecting an organ (such as a kidney, heart, or liver) after a transplant. It works by weakening your body’s immune system, so it does not attack the transplanted organ.

The amount of Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet you take depends on the type of transplant you have. Follow your doctor’s instructions on this. This medicine may be taken with our without food. Swallow it as a whole, do not crush, chew, break, or open them. Take the medicine regularly to get the most benefit and keep taking it even if you feel well. If you stop taking it, you may increase the chances of rejecting your transplanted organ. The treatment will continue for as long as you need it to prevent rejection.

This medicine can cause birth defects and miscarriages so do not take it if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. You should talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you have any signs of infection, if you have any unexpected bruising or bleeding and if you have ever had a problem with your digestive system. Your doctor also needs to know what other medicines you are taking as there are many which interact with this medicine and affect the way it works. You will have regular tests to check for any changes in the number of your blood cells, inform your doctor if you notice unexplained bruising or bleeding, sore throat, mouth ulcers, or fever.

 

BENEFITS OF MOFETYL-S TABLET

In Prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients

Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as immunosuppressive agents. It lowers your immune response and reduces the chance of your body attacking the transplanted organ. Organ rejection happens when your immune system treats the new organ as an invader and attacks it. This medicine may be used in combination with other medicines to suppress the immune system and help your body accept the new organ.

 

HOW TO USE MOFETYL-S TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

 

HOW MOFETYL-S TABLET WORKS

Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet is an immunosuppressant. It reduces the action of body’s own defense system (the immune system) and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

UNSAFE
Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving

SAFE
Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

 

INTERACTION WITH DRUGS

  • TACROLIMUS
  • CHOLESTYRAMINE
  • ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
  • ACICLOVIR
  • GANCICLOVIR

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE MOFETYL-S TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Mofetyl-S

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Bacterial infection
  • Fungal infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Increased uric acid level in blood
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Anxiety
  • Breathlessness
  • Increased creatinine level in blood
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Acne
  • Muscle pain

FAQ's

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Q. Why has my doctor given me Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet after I have had a kidney transplant?

Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet is an immunosuppressant. Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet has been prescribed to you to help your body accept the donor kidney. It does so by working on the cells of your immune system, which fight with any foreign substance and reject its presence. This helps in making the transplanted organ more acceptable to your body.

Q. Can Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet cause cancer?

Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet may increase your chances of certain cancers like skin cancer and lymphoma (cancer of the lymph system). When outside, avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight, wear protective clothing, and apply sunscreen. Call your doctor if you experience a new skin sore or bump, a change in the size or color of a mole, a brown or black skin lesion (sore) with uneven edges, a sore whose one part does not look like the other, skin changes, sores that do not heal, unexplained fever, tiredness that does not go away, weight loss, or pain or swelling in the neck, groin, or armpits.

Q. Is Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet a steroid or a chemotherapy drug? Can it cause hair loss?

Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet is neither a steroid nor a chemotherapy medicine. It is an immunosuppressant which means that it acts on your immune system to suppress or weaken it so that your body does not reject the donated organ of another person. Hair loss is a common side effect of Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet.

Q. Do I need any special tests while taking Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet?

Since Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet can affect blood count and affect the kidneys and liver, your doctor will ask you to have a blood test before you start the treatment. Once the treatment starts, you will be required to take regular blood tests to check for any changes in the blood. These blood tests will help monitor your response to the medicine and the development of any side effects.

Q. My doctor has asked me to stay away from a person who has chicken pox or shingles. Why?

Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet is an immunosuppressant, which means that it decreases the activity of the immune system. Since your immune system is already weak, if you come in contact with a patient of chicken pox or shingles, you may develop it too. This is the reason that your doctor has advised you to be cautious. Therefore, follow your doctor’s advice and contact your doctor immediately if you get chicken pox or shingles as you may require special treatment.

Q. What precautions should a female follow while taking Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet?

Do not take Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet if you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy. There is a high risk of miscarriage (loss of the pregnancy) during the first 3 months of pregnancy. It may even cause birth defects (problems that are present at birth) in the baby. Therefore, you must use two acceptable forms of birth control together for 4 weeks before you start taking Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet, during the treatment, and for 6 weeks after you stop taking Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet. Your doctor will suggest the two birth control methods which suit you the best. It is important to use a second form of birth control along with birth control pills as Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills.

Q. What precautions should a male follow while taking Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet?

It is recommended that either the man or her partner should use reliable contraception during treatment and for 90 days after the treatment. Men should not donate semen during the therapy or for 90 days following discontinuation of Mofetyl-S 360 Tablet.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 10

pack form  – tablet

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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