What is Mycophenolate mofetil?

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Mycophenolate is an immunosuppressant agent that may be used for the prevention of organ rejection in patients receiving allogeneic renal, cardiac or hepatic transplants. Mycophenolate should be used concomitantly with cyclosporine and corticosteroids.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Prevent organ rejection 500 90
Systemic lupus erythematosus 183 68
Multiple sclerosis 69 29
Lupus nephritis 38 11
Neuromyelitis optica 35 26

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 35
Moderate 87
Mild 111
None 141

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Mycophenolate mofetil

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 35
Nausea 23
Fatigue 12
Upset stomach 9
Headaches 8
Stomach pain 8

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Mycophenolate mofetil

Dosage Patients
1,000 mg twice daily 27
500 mg twice daily 26
1,500 mg twice daily 13
250 mg twice daily 9
500 mg daily 9
1,000 mg daily 9
2,000 mg daily 8
1,500 mg daily 5
750 mg twice daily 4
3,000 mg daily 4

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Why patients stopped taking Mycophenolate mofetil

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 93
Doctor's advice 85
Other 47
Did not seem to work 45
Course of treatment ended 19
Personal research 5
Change in health plan coverage 4
Expense 3
See all 229 patients who've stopped taking Mycophenolate mofetil

Duration

Currently taking Mycophenolate mofetil

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 16
1 - 2 years 19
2 - 5 years 33
5 - 10 years 34
10 years or more 15

Stopped taking Mycophenolate mofetil

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 24
1 - 6 months 52
6 months - 1 year 48
1 - 2 years 31
2 - 5 years 42
5 - 10 years 27
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 321
Usually 37
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 10
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 16
Somewhat hard to take 46
A little hard to take 76
Not at all hard to take 236
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 21
$100-199 19
$50-99 25
$25-49 28
< $25 140
Not specified 141

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Mycophenolate mofetil after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Azathioprine (Imuran) 23
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 18
Prednisone (Deltasone) 13
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 6
Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) 5

Show all 23 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Mycophenolate mofetil and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Azathioprine (Imuran) 11
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 7
Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) 5
Rituximab (Rituxan) 5
Belimumab (Benlysta) 4

Show all 17 treatments patients report switching to

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37 patient evaluations for Mycophenolate mofetil

Apr 18, 2017 (Started Oct 23, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sjogren's syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 8, 2016 (Started Jun 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent organ rejection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 31, 2016 (Started Dec 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent organ rejection)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for kidney transplant)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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