What is a Graftide M 500mg Tablet?
Graftide M 500mg Tablet contains a drug called Mycophenolate Mofetil. It belongs to the group of medicines which is known as an immunosuppressant. It is a medicine generally used in organ transplantation patients. White blood cells in the body tend to reject any foreign organ in the body. It prevents the white blood cells from rejecting the transplanted organ. It is used for the prevention of rejection in liver, heart, or kidney transplants.
What Mycophenolate Mofetil drug is used for?
Mycophenolate mofetil is sold under the brand name Cellcept. It is manufactured in India by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Private Limited. Mycophenolate acid is an immunosuppressive drug. It is indicated for the prophylaxis of organ rejection in patients receiving kidney, heart, or liver transplants. It should be used in combination with cyclosporine and corticosteroids.
When a patient receives an organ transplant, the body’s white blood cells will try to get rid of the transplanted organ. Mycophenolate prevents the white blood cells from rejecting the transplanted organ. It is available in the form of a Capsule, powder, or tablet.
What is transplant rejection?
Rejection is a very fearful word, but it doesn’t always mean you are losing your transplanted organ. Rejection is when the organ recipient’s immune system recognizes the donor organ as foreign and attempts to eliminate it. It occurs when your immune system detects things like bacteria or a virus. Rejection occurs with every transplant.
Despite the use of immunosuppressant therapy, acute rejection can occur and often lead to chronic rejection. Chronic rejection is characterized by gradual loss of organ function. It can occur weeks, months, or years after transplantation.
What is a Kidney transplant?
A kidney transplant, sometimes known as a renal transplant, is a treatment for kidney failure at end-stage renal disease. Kidney transplant surgery is a major failure during which a person with kidney failure receives a new kidney either from a living donor or a deceased donor. A successful kidney transplant is the closest to natural kidney function and is considered the most effective treatment for a kidney transplant. It offers a chance for a longer and healthier life.
- What are the requirements of a kidney transplant?
Each hospital has its criteria but in general, candidates should have:
End-stage renal failure an be on dialysis
Late-stage chronic kidney disease
A life expectancy of at least five years
A full understanding of postoperative instructions and care.
What is a Liver transplant?
The liver is a vital organ, meaning that one cannot live without it. The liver serves many critical functions including metabolism of drugs and toxins, removing degradation products of normal body metabolism, and synthesis of many important proteins and enzymes.
A liver transplant is an operation that replaces a patient’s diseased liver with a whole or partial healthy liver from another person. Transplantation is the only cure for insufficiency or liver failure because no device or machine performs all the functions of the liver.
- What are the requirements of a liver transplant?
The minimum requirements for liver transplant are:
Signs of liver failure
Surgery and recovery
Risk of alcohol or drug abuse
What is a heart transplant?
A heart transplant is a surgery to remove the diseased heart from a person and replace it with a healthy one from an organ donor. To remove the heart from the donor, two or more healthcare providers must declare the donor brain dead.
You may need a heart transplant if you have end-stage heart failure, a disease in which the heart muscle is failing severely in its attempt to pump blood through the body. It means other treatments are no longer working. End-stage heart failure is the final stage of heart failure.
- What are the requirements of a heart transplant?
Some causes of heart transplant include:
High blood pressure
Heart valve disease
Alcoholism or drugs abuse
Chronic lung disease
Low red blood cell count
Heart muscle is enlarged
Take the Graftide M 500mg Tablet exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken on an empty stomach, at least one hour before or two hours after a meal. Try to take this medicine at the same time each day. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
Common side effects of this medicine include nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, headache, high blood pressure, change in white blood cells, and difficulty sleeping. It lowers your immune system so you are more prone to infections. if these side effects become serious. Your doctor can prevent and give you relief from the side effects during the treatment. It makes you feel better. Regular blood tests are required to check blood cells.
The benefit of Graftide M 500mg Tablet
- In the treatment of prevention of transplantation rejection
Graftide M 500mg Tablet is prescribed for the following indications to prevent organ rejection in transplanted patients. Rejection occurs when the immune system attacks the transplanted organs. It is used with other medicine to prevent your body from organ rejection in patients. This medicine produces its action by reducing the action of our body’s defense system.
Side effects of Graftide M 500mg Tablet
Here are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
High Blood pressure
Decreased white blood cell count
How is the Graftide M 500mg Tablet taken?
Take the Graftide M 500mg Tablet exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken on an empty stomach, at least one hour before or two hours after a meal. Try to take this medicine at the same time each day. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How does the Graftide M 500mg work?
Graftide M 500 mg Tablet converts into the active form known as Mycophenolate acid and suppresses the production of T and B cells. This reduces the cell-mediated immune response and antibody formation.