Mycophenolic Acid Coupon - Mycophenolic Acid 360mg tablet

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Mycophenolic Acid Coupon - Mycophenolic Acid 360mg tablet

Mycophenolic Acid Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You will need frequent blood checks during the first few months you are receiving the medicine.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

This medicine can cause birth defects. Do not get pregnant while taking this drug. Females will need to have a negative pregnancy test before starting this medicine. If sexually active, use 2 reliable forms of birth control together for 4 weeks before starting this medicine, while you are taking this medicine, and for 6 weeks after you stop taking this medicine. Birth control pills alone may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. If you think that you might be pregnant talk to your doctor right away.

If you get a cold or other infection while receiving this medicine, call your doctor or health care professional. Do not treat yourself. The medicine may decrease your body's ability to fight infections.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Abdominal or stomach pain or cramps

black, tarry stools

bladder pain

bleeding gums

bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet

blood in the urine or stools

blurred vision

body aches or pain

bone pain

burning or stinging of the skin

chest pain

cloudy urine





decrease in the amount of urine

decreased frequency or amount of urine


difficult, burning, or painful urination

dizziness or lightheadedness


dry mouth

ear congestion


fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

fever or chills

flushed, dry skin

frequent urge to urinate

fruit-like breath odor


incoherent speech

increase in heart rate

increased blood pressure

increased hunger

increased thirst

increased urination

joint pain, stiffness, or swelling

loss of appetite

loss of consciousness

loss of voice

lower back, side, or stomach pain

metallic taste

muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face

muscle spasms or twitching

muscle weakness

nausea or vomiting


noisy, rattling breathing

numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, hands, or feet

painful blisters on the trunk of the body

painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals

pale skin

pinpoint red spots on the skin

rapid breathing

red, tender, or oozing skin at incision

runny nose


sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth

sunken eyes



swollen glands


tightness in the chest


trouble breathing at rest or with exertion

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

unusual weight gain or loss

weakness or heaviness of the legs

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Acid or sour stomach


back pain


bleeding gums

blemishes on the skin



difficulty moving

excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines

facial hair growth in females

full feeling

full or round face, neck, or trunk


increased hair growth, especially on the face

increased thirst or urination



irritation in the mouth

itching skin

loose stools

loss of sexual desire or ability

menstrual irregularities

muscle pains or stiffness


pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

passing gas


redness and swelling of the gums

shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet


sore mouth or tongue

stomach discomfort or upset

trouble sleeping

upper abdominal or stomach pain

white patches in the mouth or on the tongue

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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