Mycophenolate is a type of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD). It dampens down the underlying disease process, rather than simply treating symptoms.
Before you start mycophenolate, your healthcare team will discuss other treatment options with you.You'll also have a blood test.
While you're taking mycophenolate, you'll need regular blood tests. Some drugs interact with mycophenolate, so you should discuss any new medications (including complementary medicines) with your doctor before starting them, and you should always tell any other doctor treating you that you are taking mycophenolate.