Mycophenolate Mofetil is a medication prescribed to suppress the immune system for the treatment of several different diseases, inflammation of the kidney, muscle fatigue, inflammatory bowel disease (IBS) and various autoimmune diseases. It's most commonly used in the cases of transplants and autoimmune disorders, where the body produces antibodies against itself. Veterinarians may use this medication to treat companion animals. Customers may receive this drug under the names CellCept, Cellmune, Imuxgen.
Indicated for the treatment of multiple conditions and disorders that would benefit from immune-system suppression, such as inflammation of the kidney, muscle fatigue, inflammatory bowel disease (IBS) and various autoimmune diseases; it also may be prescribed to prevent organ donation rejection.
Possible Side Effects
Gastrointestinal effects, such as diarrhea, vomiting and anorexia, are the most likely negative effects and can be severe. If diarrhea persists or is severe, contact your veterinarian.
Drug & Food Interactions
Report any other drugs your pet may be taking before starting this drug; interactions may occur.
Do not use in pets with documented hypersensitivity reactions to mycophenolate. Pets with severe renal dysfunction may require dosage adjustment. Because MMF can cause diarrhea, use with caution in pets with inflammatory bowel disease. Because of concerns that this drug can cause birth defects, the manufacturer recommends that tablets or capsules not be crushed, split, or opened.
This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.
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