How do I take mycophenolate and how long does it take to work?
Mycophenolate is usually taken as a capsule or tablet depending on the dose required, and is usually taken twice a day with food or water. They should be swallowed whole and not crushed or chewed.
Your doctor will advise you about the correct dose. Higher doses are usually taken as tablets rather than capsules.
Unless you have severe side-effects it's important to keep taking mycophenolate:
- even if it doesn't seem to be working at first
- even when your symptoms improve (as it will help to keep the disease under control).
How long does mycophenolate take to work?
Mycophenolate doesn't work immediately. It may be up to three months before you notice any benefit.