Mycophenolate Mofetil Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • thrush
  • an infection
  • anemia
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • high levels of white blood cells
  • high blood pressure
  • bloody urine
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • urinary tract infection
  • difficulty sleeping
  • acute pain following an operation
  • headache
  • cough
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • anxious feelings
  • fast heartbeat
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • opportunistic fungal infection
  • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • inflammation of the large intestine
  • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • depression
  • a change in vision
  • ringing in the ears
  • bruising under the skin
  • throat irritation
  • joint pain
  • backache
  • leg cramps
  • dizziness
  • a skin rash
  • abdominal bloating
  • intense abdominal pain
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • active tuberculosis
  • an infection due to unusual mycobacteria
  • a systemic inflammatory response called sepsis due to an infection with bacteria
  • an unusual viral infection called cytomegalovirus infection
  • an infection due to a virus
  • an infection due to a protozoa organism
  • Kaposi's sarcoma
  • cancer or malignancy
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • a decreased number of lymphocytes in the blood
  • an infection of the central nervous system called meningitis
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • blood clot formation in vein
  • lymphocele, a cyst containing lymph fluid
  • low blood pressure
  • fluid in the lungs
  • a condition where there is formation of fibrous tissue in the lung called pulmonary fibrosis
  • stomach or intestinal ulcer
  • inflammation and infection of the abdomen lining
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • acute kidney failure
  • bone infection and inflammation
  • osteoporosis, a condition of weak bones
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • an inability to completely empty the bladder
  • impaired wound healing
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • disorder of lymphoid tissue after transplant
  • malignant lymphoma
  • a rupture in the wall of the stomach or intestine
  • lung tissue problem
  • reactivation of hepatitis B infection
  • a type of immune system problem called hypogammaglobulinemia
  • progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a type of brain infection
  • kidney problems due to BK polyomavirus
  • diarrhea due to intestinal malabsorption
  • pure red cell aplasia
  • reactivation of hepatitis C infection
  • COVID-19
  • acute inflammatory syndrome
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • chronic widening of the lung airway passages
  • dry mouth
  • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
  • itching
  • decreased appetite
  • wheezing
  • generalized weakness
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