What is Mycophenolate mofetil?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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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 170 66
Multiple sclerosis 69 29
Lupus nephritis 36 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 86
Mild 110
None 140

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Mycophenolate mofetil

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 34
Nausea 21
Fatigue 12
Upset stomach 9
Headaches 8
Stomach pain 7

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Mycophenolate mofetil

Dosage Patients
1,000 mg twice daily 31
500 mg twice daily 24
2,000 mg daily 10
1,500 mg twice daily 9
250 mg twice daily 8
500 mg daily 8
1,000 mg daily 8
1,500 mg daily 3
750 mg twice daily 3
3,000 mg daily 3

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Why patients stopped taking Mycophenolate mofetil

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 91
Doctor's advice 84
Other 47
Did not seem to work 45
Course of treatment ended 16
Personal research 5
Change in health plan coverage 4
Expense 3
See all 225 patients who've stopped taking Mycophenolate mofetil

Duration

Currently taking Mycophenolate mofetil

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 13
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 17
2 - 5 years 27
5 - 10 years 37
10 years or more 14

Stopped taking Mycophenolate mofetil

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 22
1 - 6 months 50
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 319
Usually 37
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 9
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 46
A little hard to take 77
Not at all hard to take 233
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 20
$100-199 19
$50-99 25
$25-49 28
< $25 138
Not specified 141

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Mycophenolate mofetil after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Azathioprine (Imuran) 22
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 16
Prednisone (Deltasone) 13
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 6
Rituximab (Rituxan) 5

Show all 22 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Mycophenolate mofetil and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Azathioprine (Imuran) 10
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 7
Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) 5
Rituximab (Rituxan) 5
Belimumab (Benlysta) 3

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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