Mycophenolate/Bile Acid Sequestrants
This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.
Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
Bile acid sequestrants may prevent your body from absorbing mycophenolate.
What might happen:
The levels of mycophenolate in your body may decrease and the drug may not be as effective.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medications together. The doctor may want to check the levels of mycophenolate in your blood, or you may need to stop taking your bile acid sequestrant.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
1.CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) US prescribing information. Roche Pharmaceuticals June, 2012.
2.Myfortic (mycophenolate sodium) US prescribing information. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation June, 2012.