Renodapt S 180 mg Tablet

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Description

Renodapt S 180 mg Tablet is a potent immunosuppressive agent. It is used along with other medicines to prevent the body from rejecting a kidney transplant.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Renodapt S 180 mg Tablet

Mycept S 180 mg Tablet
Panacea Biotec Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Renodapt S 180 mg Tablet

  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Low white blood cell count
  • Infections
  • Cough and Dyspnea
  • Joint pain
  • Decreased calcium level

Uses of Renodapt S 180 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Prevention of allogeneic renal transplant rejection
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its effect is subject to variations based on the individual constitution.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains effective is subject to variations based on the individual constitution.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary and the potential benefits heavily outweigh the risks involved. The risks are significantly higher in the first trimester. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment based on your clinical condition.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. If the use of this medicine is absolutely necessary, then your doctor may ask you to discontinue breastfeeding.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to mycophenolate sodium, mycophenolic acid, mycophenolate mofetil, or any other inactive ingredients present along with this medicine.

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women since the risk of miscarriage or birth defects is significantly high. Contact your doctor immediately if you suspect a pregnancy while taking this medicine. Appropriate means of birth control should be adopted while taking this medicine.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary and the potential benefits heavily outweigh the risks involved. The risks are significantly higher in the first trimester. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. If the use of this medicine is absolutely necessary, then your doctor may ask you to discontinue breastfeeding.
General warnings

Women of childbearing age

Women of childbearing age should take appropriate precautionary measures to avoid a pregnancy while taking this medicine. These patients are also advised to undergo a serum/urine pregnancy test prior to beginning therapy with this medicine.

Live vaccine

Vaccination with live and attenuated strains of microorganisms should be avoided while taking this medicine since the risk of severe infections is significantly high.

Skin Cancer

Patients should avoid direct exposure to sunlight or sunlamps while taking this medicine due to the increased risk of skin cancer. Appropriate precautionary measures such as protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen should be taken while stepping out.

Infections

Use of this medicine suppresses the immune system of patients and increases the risk of infections and sepsis. Patients should report any symptoms of an infection such as a fever or chills to the doctor immediately.

Blood cell count

Use of this medicine may affect the count of blood cells and cause associated complications. It should be used with extreme caution in patients having blood cell disorders such as anemia, neutropenia, etc. Symptoms like fever, chills, diarrhea, unexpected bruising and bleeding should be reported to the doctor on priority. Close monitoring of complete blood cell count may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Other medicines

Report the use of all medicines including vaccinations, herbs, and supplements to the doctor before receiving Renodapt S 180 mg Tablet to rule out the chances of a possible interaction.

Other variants

The effect of mycophenolate sodium is different from that of mycophenolic acid and mycophenolate mofetil. Hence, patients and healthcare providers should stick to the medicine prescribed by the doctor.

Missed Dose

Take the missed oral dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then it is advisable to skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Contact your doctor if an overdose of this medicine is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Live vaccines

Antacids containing calcium/magnesium/aluminum

Activated charcoal

Ethinyl Estradiol

Levonorgestrel

Disease interactions

Infections

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with active infections or patients prone to infections since it reduces the patient's ability to fight an infection. You are advised to report any symptoms such as a fever, chills, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments, close clinical monitoring, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Stomach ulcers or bleeding

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with stomach ulcers or bleeding since it may worsen the patient's condition. Report any symptoms such as unusual bleeding or bruising, blood in the stool, etc. to the doctor immediately. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Since food may reduce the absorption of this medicine, you are advised to take it on an empty stomach, either 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Renodapt S 180 mg Tablet exactly as prescribed by the doctor. It is strongly advised to take this medicine under the supervision of a doctor with frequent monitoring of blood cell count and status of the transplant acceptance by the immune system. Avoid inhalation or contact with the skin. Contact your doctor immediately if you develop signs or symptoms of an infection.
Miscelleneous

To be taken on an empty stomach

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by suppressing the immune system which is primarily responsible for organ rejection after a transplant has been completed.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Selective immunosuppressants

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=dc24aa15-330c-4698-872f-159d7e582b4b#section-1

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https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/8507

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https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a601081.html

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2018 [cited 9 January 2018]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2008/050791s002lbl.pdf
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