What is a Mycept 250mg Capsule?
Mycept 250mg Capsule contains a drug called Mycophenolate mofetil. It belongs to the group of immunosuppressant medicines. This Capsule helps in the prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients. The drug may take about 6 to 12 weeks to start working. This medicine is used with corticosteroids and cyclosporine to prevent organ rejection in patients. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rejection in transplant patients unable to tolerate other medicines. It is used in the rejection of organs such as kidney, heart, or liver transplants.
What is the use of Mycophenolate mofetil drug?
Mycophenolate mofetil is sold under the brand name Cellcept. It is manufactured in India by Panacea Biotec Limited. It is a prescription medicine for people who have had a kidney, heart, or liver transplant. It can help to prevent the rejection of the transplanted organ. After the transplant, you may take several of these anti-rejection medicines to keep your immune system from rejecting the transplant.
This medicine has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in children and adults who have had a kidney, liver, or heart transplant. It works to weaken your body’s defense system ( immune system) to help your body to accept the new organ as if it were your own.
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 Kidney transplantation?
A kidney transplant is the transfer of a healthy kidney from one person into the body of a person who has little or no kidney function. The loss of kidney function known as end-stage chronic kidney disease or kidney failure is the most common reason for needing a kidney transplant.
The main role of the kidneys is to filter waste products from the blood and convert them to waste. If the kidneys lose this ability, waste products build-up, which is life-threatening.
- 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 the largest organ in the body. It is located in the upper right portion of the abdomen, on the top of the stomach. Its main functions include processing proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, breaking down toxic substances, making chemical components, and secreting a yellow digestive juice called bile.
Liver transplantation can be performed using a portion of the liver taken from either a deceased or a living donor. After a living donor liver transplant, both the donor’s remaining liver lobe and the transplanted lobe grow to full size.
- 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 surgical transplantation that is performed on patients with end-stage heart failure or severe coronary artery disease. The patient’s heart is replaced with a donor’s healthy heart and is performed as a life-saving measure.
A heart transplant is the last option and is performed when other heart transplant treatments have failed. It is done in cases of severe 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
The amount of Mycept 250mg Capsule you take depends on the type of transplant you have. You should take it on an empty stomach, at least one hour before or two hours after a meal. 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 Mycept 250mg Capsule
- In the treatment of prevention of transplantation rejection
Mycept 250mg capsule belongs to a group of medicines known as immunosuppressants. Organ rejection happens when your immune system treats the new organ as an occupier and attacks it. This medicine weakens your immune system and reduces the chance of your body attacking the transplanted organ. It is used in combination with other medicines to make it much more likely that your transplant operation will be successful.
Side effects of Mycept 250mg Capsule
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:
Nausea or vomiting
Swelling of feet or lower legs
Loss of appetite
How is the Mycept 250mg Capsule taken?
The amount of Mycept 250mg Capsule you take depends on the type of transplant you have. You should take it on an empty stomach, at least one hour before or two hours after a meal. 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 Mycept 250mg Capsule work?
This medicine is an immunosuppressant. It helps in reducing the action of the body’s defense system (the immune system) and prevents the rejection of the transplanted organ. It causes inhibition of purine synthesis of human lymphocytes and expansion of human lymphocytes.