How does this medicine work?

Mycophenolate impairs an enzyme important for the formation of DNA, which helps destroy overactive immune system cells.

How is it given?

It is taken by mouth (PO) twice daily but can be given into the vein (IV) in the hospital if needed.

What are the side effects?


  • upset stomach
  • nausea, vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • feeling tired
  • loss of appetite


  • low blood counts
  • increased viral infections e.g. shingles


  • increased cancer risk
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • confusion
  • sleepiness
  • rash

When should I call the clinic?

Call hematology helpline 982403210 if:

  • fever
  • bleeding, bruising
  • continued vomiting
  • pain in the stomach
  • confusion, seizures

What else do I need to know?

You and your child should know the names of all the medicines he or she is taking. It is important to share this information with anyone involved in your child’s care.

Check with the doctor before giving any other prescription or non-prescription medicines, herbs, or vitamins.

Avoid live vaccines such as measles, mumps, rubella while receiving MMF.


This sheet is not specific to your child but provides general information. If you have any questions, please call:

Hematology Clinic
3rd floor, Kedar
Opp.Krupa Petrol Pump,
Parimal Garden, Ambawadi
Clinic: 07926463219
Whattsapp: 8238065890