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 502 92
Systemic lupus erythematosus 204 76
Multiple sclerosis 70 30
Lupus nephritis 41 12
Neuromyelitis optica 37 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 36
Moderate 87
Mild 115
None 151

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Mycophenolate mofetil

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 36
Nausea 27
Fatigue 12
Headaches 8
Stomach pain 8
Hair loss 6

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Mycophenolate mofetil

Dosage Patients
500 mg twice daily 30
1,000 mg twice daily 22
1,500 mg twice daily 13
2,000 mg daily 11
1,000 mg daily 10
500 mg daily 8
1,500 mg daily 7
250 mg twice daily 5
3,000 mg daily 4
250 mg daily 3

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Why patients stopped taking Mycophenolate mofetil

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 94
Doctor's advice 86
Did not seem to work 49
Other 49
Course of treatment ended 18
Change in health plan coverage 5
Personal research 5
Expense 4
See all 236 patients who've stopped taking Mycophenolate mofetil

Duration

Currently taking Mycophenolate mofetil

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 23
2 - 5 years 30
5 - 10 years 46
10 years or more 17

Stopped taking Mycophenolate mofetil

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 25
1 - 6 months 56
6 months - 1 year 46
1 - 2 years 32
2 - 5 years 44
5 - 10 years 27
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 334
Usually 38
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 10
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 16
Somewhat hard to take 50
A little hard to take 79
Not at all hard to take 244
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 22
$100-199 19
$50-99 28
$25-49 29
< $25 146
Not specified 145

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Mycophenolate mofetil after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Azathioprine (Imuran) 25
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 21
Prednisone (Deltasone) 14
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 8
Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) 5

Show all 25 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Mycophenolate mofetil and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Azathioprine (Imuran) 12
Belimumab (Benlysta) 7
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 7
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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