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Mycophenolic Acid

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Mycophenolic Acid - What is it for

Mycophenolate belongs to a class of medicines called immunosuppressant. It suppresses the body's immune response by inhibiting components called T and B cells. It helps to reduce inflammation, which in turn, reduces symptoms and complications in the joints, kidney, skin and other organs.

Mycophenolate is used to treat autoimmune diseases (disease where the body's natural defence system attacks own body cells). You are taking Mycophenolate for (please tick as appropriate):

□ Myasthenia gravis

□ Psoriasis

□ Systemic lupus erythematosus

□ Inflammatory eye disease, please specify: ___________________________________

□ Other, please specify: ___________________________________

Disclaimer: Mycophenolate is also used in non-autoimmune diseases. It is not within the scope of this material to cover information for such conditions.

  • Updated on Saturday, October 21, 2017
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy, Rheumatology & Immunology Singapore General Hospital

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

    This leaflet answers some common questions about Mycophenolate. It does not contain all the available information. It also does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.​​

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