Warnings:

Mycophenolate may lower your ability to fight infections. This may make you more likely to get a serious (rarely fatal) infection or make any infection you have worse. Tell your doctor right away if you have any signs of infection (such as sore throat that doesn't go away, fever, chills, cough, burning/painful/urgent urination, change in the amount of urine).

Mycophenolate may rarely cause cancer (such as lymphoma, skin cancer). Protect your skin from the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Tell your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms of cancer: swollen glands, sudden weight loss, night sweats, change in appearance or size of moles, or unusual skin changes/growth.

Mycophenolate may harm an unborn baby. When using mycophenolate, all males - and all women of childbearing age - must use reliable forms of birth control. See also Precautions section.

Uses

Mycophenolate is used in combination with other medications to keep your body from attacking and rejecting your transplanted organ (such as kidney, liver, heart). It belongs to a class of medications called immunosuppressants. It works by weakening your body's defense system (immune system) to help your body accept the new organ as if it were your own.

How to use Cellcept Vial

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using mycophenolate and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is given by injection into a vein (IV) by a healthcare professional. It is given as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily. It is injected slowly over at least two hours. Mycophenolate must not be given by bolus or rapid IV injection. When you are able to take medications by mouth, you may be switched to an oral form of this medication.

The injection form of this medication should not be used for longer than 2 weeks unless you are directed to do so by the doctor.

Avoid getting the prepared liquid on your skin or in your eyes. If contact occurs, wash the affected skin area well with soap and water or rinse your eyes with plain water.

Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and may harm an unborn baby, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

Keep using this medication even if you feel well. Do not stop using mycophenolate without first talking to your doctor.

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