Introduction to Graftide-S 360 Tablet DR

It is an immunosuppressant that prevents organ transplant in transplant patients, it also treats autoimmune disorders

How Graftide-S 360 Tablet DR Works?

Mycophenolate Sodium inhibits specific enzymes which suppress lymphocyte proliferation and prevent organ rejection by being involved in immune responses.

How To Use Graftide-S 360 Tablet DR

  • Take drug as recommended by your doctor

Special Precautions About Graftide-S 360 Tablet DR

  • Inform your physician or pharmacist before using mycophenolate sodium if you have any allergies, including those to mycophenolic acid, mycophenolate mofetil, or this substance itself

Benefits Of Graftide-S 360 Tablet DR

  • It helps to manage the body that rejects transplanted organs

Side Effects Of Graftide-S 360 Tablet DR

  • Low blood platelets, Increased white blood count, Depression, Infection

What If I Missed A Dose Of Graftide-S 360 Tablet DR

Take the skipped dose as soon as you remember. Never try to make up for a missed dose by doubling the dosage.

FAQS

Graftide-S 360 Tablet DR

Q. Do I need any special tests while taking Graftide-S?

Since Graftide-S can affect blood count and affect the kidneys and liver, your doctor will ask you to have a blood test before you start the treatment. Once the treatment starts, you will be required to take regular blood tests to check for any changes in the blood. These blood tests will help monitor your response to the medicine and the development of any side effects.

Graftide-S 360 Tablet DR

Q. What precautions should a male follow while taking Graftide-S?

It is recommended that either the man or her partner should use reliable contraception during treatment and for 90 days after the treatment. Men should not donate semen during the therapy or for 90 days following discontinuation of Graftide-S.

Graftide-S 360 Tablet DR

Q. How long does Graftide-S take to start working?

Graftide-S does not start working immediately and it may take about 8 to 12 weeks before you see any benefits. It is important to continue taking Graftide-S since it does not cure your condition. To ensure that your condition does not reappear, you may have to keep taking the medicine for several years.

Graftide-S 360 Tablet DR

Q. Is Graftide-S a steroid or a chemotherapy drug? Can it cause hair loss?

Graftide-S is neither a steroid nor a chemotherapy medicine. It is an immunosuppressant which means that it acts on your immune system to suppress or weaken it so that your body does not reject the donated organ of another person. Hair loss is a common side effect of Graftide-S.

Graftide-S 360 Tablet DR

Q. My doctor has asked me to stay away from a person who has chicken pox or shingles. Why?

Graftide-S is an immunosuppressant, which means that it decreases the activity of the immune system. Since your immune system is already weak, if you come in contact with a patient of chicken pox or shingles, you may develop it too. This is the reason that your doctor has advised you to be cautious. Therefore, follow your doctor’s advice and contact your doctor immediately if you get chicken pox or shingles as you may require special treatment.

Graftide-S 360 Tablet DR

Q. Why has my doctor given me Graftide-S after I have had a kidney transplant?

Graftide-S is an immunosuppressant. Graftide-S has been prescribed to you to help your body accept the donor kidney. It does so by working on the cells of your immune system, which fight with any foreign substance and reject its presence. This helps in making the transplanted organ more acceptable to your body.

Graftide-S 360 Tablet DR

Q. What precautions should a female follow while taking Graftide-S?

Do not take Graftide-S if you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy. There is a high risk of miscarriage (loss of the pregnancy) during the first 3 months of pregnancy. It may even cause birth defects (problems that are present at birth) in the baby. Therefore, you must use two acceptable forms of birth control together for 4 weeks before you start taking Graftide-S, during the treatment, and for 6 weeks after you stop taking Graftide-S. Your doctor will suggest the two birth control methods which suit you the best. It is important to use a second form of birth control along with birth control pills as Graftide-S may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills.

Graftide-S 360 Tablet DR

Q. Can Graftide-S cause cancer?

Graftide-S may increase your chances of certain cancers like skin cancer and lymphoma (cancer of the lymph system). When outside, avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight, wear protective clothing, and apply sunscreen. Call your doctor if you experience a new skin sore or bump, a change in the size or color of a mole, a brown or black skin lesion (sore) with uneven edges, a sore whose one part does not look like the other, skin changes, sores that do not heal, unexplained fever, tiredness that does not go away, weight loss, or pain or swelling in the neck, groin, or armpits.

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Safety Advice For Graftide-S 360 Tablet DR

check for risk indication explain below.

  • High risk
  • Moderate risk
  • Safe

Liver

When treating individuals who have liver damage, use cautious.

Alcohol

Moderation is advised; no specific interactions have been observed.

Pregnancy

Because of the possibility of birth problems, it is not advised to become pregnant.

Driving

May make you drowsy or dizzy.

Liver

When treating individuals who have liver damage, use cautious.

Alcohol

Moderation is advised; no specific interactions have been observed.

Pregnancy

Because of the possibility of birth problems, it is not advised to become pregnant.

Driving

May make you drowsy or dizzy.

Health And Lifestyle

Adhere to your doctor''s prescription for the drug precisely. It''s essential to have routine blood tests to keep an eye on your renal and immune systems. Maintain proper hygiene to lower your chance of illness. Refrain from coming into close touch with sick people. When taking the drug, have a balanced diet and stay away from meals high in fat. Drink plenty of water and limit your alcohol intake.

Drug Interaction

  • antiCD20 monoclonal antibody (Rituximab)

DRUG FOOD INTERACTION

  • highfat meals, grapefruit and grapefruit juice

Disease Explanation

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Organ transplant rejection occurs when the immune system of the transplant recipient recognizes the transplanted organ as foreign and attacks it. This can lead to the failure of the transplanted organ.

Update on: Friday, 5 July, 2024

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Written By:

Ashwani Singh