360mg Tablet (Delayed-Release)
Generic equivalents for Myfortic...What are generics?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, how it is taken, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name and works the same way in the body in the same amount of time.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is the generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (e.g. different shape or color), as trademark laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to invent a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name drug and sell it at substantial discounts.
180 mg Tablet (Delayed-Release)
360mg Tablet (Delayed-Release)
(Rx) - indicates only available by prescription
To comply with Canadian International Pharmacy Association regulations you are permitted to order a 3 month or 100 day supply based on your personal prescription. read more
Myfortic is an immunosuppressant used with other medicines to prevent organ rejection following kidney, liver, or heart transplants. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for taking Myfortic provided by your doctor. Myfortic comes with a MEDICATION GUIDE approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read it carefully each time you refill Myfortic. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about Myfortic. TAKE MYFORTIC by mouth on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating unless your doctor tells you otherwise. SWALLOW MYFORTIC WHOLE. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing. DO NOT TAKE AN ANTACID that has aluminum or magnesium in it within 3 hours of Myfortic. IF YOU TAKE A CALCIUM-FREE PHOSPHATE BINDER (sevelamer), take it 2 hours after taking Myfortic. STORE MYFORTIC at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) in a tightly closed container, away from heat, moisture, and light. Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not store in the bathroom. IF YOU MISS A DOSE of Myfortic, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
DO NOT USE MYFORTIC IF you are allergic to any ingredient in Myfortic or to mycophenolate mofetil. LAB TESTS may be performed while you take Myfortic to monitor your condition or check for side effects. KEEP ALL DOCTOR AND LAB APPOINTMENTS. Myfortic may cause blurred vision, drowsiness, or dizziness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. DO NOT DRIVE OR PERFORM OTHER POSSIBLY UNSAFE TASKS until you know how you react to it. MYFORTIC MAY INCREASE YOUR RISK OF DEVELOPING CERTAIN TYPES OF CANCER (eg, lymphoma, skin cancer). Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths while you take Myfortic. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time. Tell your doctor right away if you notice a change in the size or color of a mole or if you develop any new or unusual skin growths. SOME PATIENTS TREATED WITH MYFORTIC HAVE DEVELOPED SEVERE AND SOMETIMES FATAL INFECTIONS, such as progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) or severe kidney problems associated with BK virus infection. Tell your doctor right away if you notice symptoms of PML (eg, confusion, disorientation, depression, changes in thinking, strength, or vision, one-sided weakness, trouble walking or talking, loss of balance or coordination) or kidney problems (eg, change in the amount of urine, difficult or painful urination, blood in the urine). MYFORTIC MAY REDUCE THE NUMBER OF CLOT-FORMING CELLS (platelets) in your blood. Avoid activities that may cause bruising or injury. Tell your doctor if you have unusual bruising or bleeding or dark, tarry, or bloody stools. MYFORTIC MAY LOWER THE ABILITY OF YOUR BODY TO FIGHT INFECTION and may increase the risk of severe or fatal infections. Avoid contact with people who have colds or other infections. Tell your doctor right away if you notice signs of infection. DO NOT receive a live vaccine while you are taking Myfortic. DIARRHEA MAY OCCUR with Myfortic. If you develop diarrhea, check with your doctor or pharmacist. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINES, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Use Myfortic with caution in the ELDERLY AND CHILDREN; they may be more sensitive to its effects. FOR WOMEN: MYFORTIC MAY CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS OR FETAL DEATH if you take it while you are pregnant. DO NOT BECOME PREGNANT while you are taking Myfortic. IF YOU THINK YOU MAY BE PREGNANT, contact your doctor right away. YOU MUST HAVE A NEGATIVE PREGNANCY TEST within 1 week before starting Myfortic and use 2 effective forms of birth control for 4 weeks before starting Myfortic, during treatment, and for 6 weeks after stopping Myfortic. HORMONAL BIRTH CONTROL (eg, birth control pills) may not work as well while you are taking Myfortic. IT IS NOT KNOWN IF MYFORTIC IS FOUND in breast milk. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking Myfortic or for 6 weeks after you stop taking it.
Myfortic Side Effects
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking Myfortic include anxiety; back pain; constipation; cough; diarrhea; dizziness; headache; loss of appetite; mild stomach pain; mild tiredness or weakness; nausea; upset stomach; tremor; trouble sleeping; or vomiting. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience bloody or black stools; change in the amount of urine produced; chest pain or pounding in the chest; fainting; irregular heartbeat; mental or mood changes (eg, abnormal thinking); night sweats; numbness, tingling, or swelling of the arms, legs, hands, ankles, or feet; severe headache, dizziness, or blurred vision; severe vomiting or stomach pain; shortness of breath; swollen glands; symptoms of infection (eg, fever, chills, cough, or sore throat); symptoms of urinary tract infection (eg, difficult, frequent, or painful urination; blood in urine; lower stomach or back pain); unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual skin lumps or growths; unusual weight loss; vomiting blood that looks like coffee grounds; white patches in mouth or throat; or yellowing of the skin or eyes. SOME PATIENTS TREATED WITH MYFORTIC have developed a type of anemia called pure red cell aplasia (PRCA). Contact your doctor immediately if you experience severe or persistent tiredness or weakness, sluggishness, or unusually pale skin. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to Myfortic is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.