Mycophenolate (Cellcept)

Mycophenolate Mofetil, Mycophenolic Acid, or sometimes Mycophenolate is a medication that works by suppressing the immune system.

Mycophenolate is useful in treating rheumatic diseases like lupus. Outside of rheumatology, Mycophenolate is used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients.

Taking Mycophenolate

Mycophenolate is available as oral tablets in 250 and 500 mg doses. The normal dose of Mycophenolate is between 500 and 1500 mg twice per day.

It takes 6 to 12 weeks for the Mycophenolate to start working. It is important for patients starting this medicine to keep taking it as prescribed.

Taking Mycophenolate with food can help minimize possible side effects like nausea and stomach pain.

Important Tests and Risks




Mycophenolate Quick Reference Guide