What is mycophenolate and why is it prescribed?
Mycophenolate is a type of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD). It dampens down the underlying disease process, rather than simply treating symptoms. Read more
How do I take mycophenolate and how long does it take to work?
Mycophenolate capsules are usually taken twice a day. It may be up to three months before you notice any benefit. Read more
What are the possible risks and side-effects of mycophenolate?
Side-effects of mycophenolate include feeling sick, vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach pain. It can also make you more likely to develop infections. Read more
Can mycophenolate affect other medicines and treatments?
Mycophenolate may be prescribed along with other drugs to treat your condition. However, some drugs can interact with mycophenolate, so you should discuss any new medications with your doctor before starting them, and you should always tell any other doctor treating you that you’re taking mycophenolate. Read more
Can I drink alcohol if I'm on mycophenolate?
You should only drink alcohol in small amounts because alcohol and mycophenolate can both affect your liver. Read more
Can mycophenolate affect fertility, pregnancy or breastfeeding?
You shouldn't take mycophenolate when pregnant, and you shouldn't become pregnant for at least six weeks after stopping it. If you're planning a family or if you become pregnant while taking mycophenolate, you should dicuss this with your doctor as soon as possible. Read more