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 501 92
Systemic lupus erythematosus 193 72
Multiple sclerosis 70 30
Lupus nephritis 41 12
Neuromyelitis optica 37 26

Show all 92 reasons taken


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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 36
Moderate 87
Mild 113
None 148

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Mycophenolate mofetil

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 35
Nausea 25
Fatigue 12
Upset stomach 10
Headaches 8
Stomach pain 8

Show all 151 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Mycophenolate mofetil

Dosage Patients
1,000 mg twice daily 34
500 mg twice daily 26
2,000 mg daily 18
1,500 mg twice daily 15
1,000 mg daily 9
250 mg twice daily 8
500 mg daily 7
3,000 mg daily 6
1,500 mg daily 3
250 mg daily 2

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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 49
Did not seem to work 46
Course of treatment ended 18
Personal research 5
Change in health plan coverage 4
Expense 3
See all 231 patients who've stopped taking Mycophenolate mofetil

Duration

Currently taking Mycophenolate mofetil

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 16
1 - 2 years 22
2 - 5 years 31
5 - 10 years 51
10 years or more 16

Stopped taking Mycophenolate mofetil

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 24
1 - 6 months 54
6 months - 1 year 46
1 - 2 years 32
2 - 5 years 43
5 - 10 years 27
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 331
Usually 37
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 9
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 16
Somewhat hard to take 49
A little hard to take 78
Not at all hard to take 241
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 22
$100-199 19
$50-99 28
$25-49 29
< $25 142
Not specified 144

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Mycophenolate mofetil after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Azathioprine (Imuran) 26
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 18
Prednisone (Deltasone) 14
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 8
Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) 5

Show all 23 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Mycophenolate mofetil and switched to:

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

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: 500 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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