About Mycept 500 Tablet 10’s
Mycept 500 Tablet 10’s belongs to a class of medications called ‘immunosuppressants’ used to prevent the body from rejecting a transplanted organ such as a kidney, heart or liver. Transplant rejection occurs when the recipient’s immune system identifies the transplanted organ as a ‘foreign object’ and attacks it. If it is not treated promptly, it may cause irreversible damage.
Mycept 500 Tablet 10’s contains ‘Mycophenolate mofetil’ used in the treatment of organ transplant rejection along with another immunosuppressant and anti-inflammatory agent. It inhibits T and B lymphocytes (a type of white blood cells that attack foreign cells) and suppresses the production of antibodies (identify and kill foreign cells). These effects suppress the immune system so that the transplanted graft is not rejected.
Mycept 500 Tablet 10’s is available in the form of oral tablets, suspension and injections. It would help if you took the oral formulations, i.e. tablet and suspension on an empty stomach. Also, make sure you avoid direct contact of the suspension with the skin. The dose and duration are prescribed by the doctor based on your health condition. Mycept 500 Tablet 10’s’s common side-effects are diarrhoea, vomiting, decreased white blood cells and red blood cell count and infections. Consult your doctor right away if any of these side-effects persist or get worsen.
Do not take Mycept 500 Tablet 10’s if you are allergic to ‘mycophenolate mofetil’ or any ingredients present in it. Also, do not take if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, not using effective contraception and breastfeeding. It can cause birth defects/congenital disabilities in the unborn baby, so make sure you take a pregnancy test before using Mycept 500 Tablet 10’s if you are a woman of childbearing potential. You are advised to use effective contraception while taking Mycept 500 Tablet 10’s. It can increase the risk of skin cancer, so wear protective clothing and limit exposure to sunlight. It increases the risk of infections as it can suppress the immune system. Do not donate blood or sperm without informing your doctor. Please do not take any vaccinations as it may be less effective.
Uses of Mycept 500 Tablet 10’s
Transplant rejection prophylaxis
Mycept 500 Tablet 10’s contains ‘Mycophenolate mofetil’ which belongs to the class of ‘immunosuppressants’. It is used to prevent organ transplant rejection. It reduces the activity of the immune system by inhibiting the action of white blood cells (responsible for immune reaction) in the body. It is preferred to use over steroids, which have long-term side-effects.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of Mycept 500 Tablet 10’s
Like all medicines, Mycept 500 Tablet 10’s also causes some side-effects, although not everybody gets them. The common side-effects of Mycept 500 Tablet 10’s are diarrhoea, vomiting, infections, low white blood cell (WBC) or red blood cell (RBC) count. In general, children and elderly patients are more prone to these side-effects. Inform your doctor right away if any of these side-effects persist or worsen.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Before taking Mycept 500 Tablet 10’s, inform your doctor if you have a sign of infection such as a fever or sore throat, have any unexpected bruising or bleeding, have a history of digestive system problems such as a stomach ulcer, are planning to become pregnant, get pregnant while taking Mycept 500 Tablet 10’s, and have rare hereditary disorders such as Lesch-Nyhan or Kelley-Seegmiller syndrome (conditions caused by a deficiency of the enzyme hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyl-transferase (HGPRT)). Limit your exposure to sunlight as Mycept 500 Tablet 10’s increases the risk of skin cancer. Do not donate blood while taking Mycept 500 Tablet 10’s and for at least 60 days after discontinuing the therapy. Men should not donate sperm while taking Mycept 500 Tablet 10’s for at least 90 days after discontinuing the therapy. Please do not take any vaccinations (live vaccine) as it will not be much effective. The oral suspension contains aspartame (sweetener and a phenylalanine source), so it should be used with caution in patients with phenylketonuria (a birth defect/congenital disability that causes decreased metabolism of phenylalanine).
Drug-drug interactions: Mycept 500 Tablet 10’s may interact with an immunosuppressant (azathioprine), antiviral medications (aciclovir and ganciclovir), a medication used to treat tuberculosis (rifampicin), antacids such as proton pump inhibitors, medications used to treat chronic kidney failure such as phosphate binders, and an antibiotic (norfloxacin+metronidazole).
Drug-food interactions: Avoid alcohol consumption as it may worsen the condition by increasing the risk of side-effects.
Drug-disease interactions: Mycept 500 Tablet 10’s should be used with caution in patients with liver or kidney disease, stomach ulcers, chronic infections and phenylketonuria.