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This study will access the quality of life in renal transplant recipients who require a reduced dose of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) because of gastrointestinal (GI) side effects and will also access the relationship between mycophenolic acid (MPA) dose in those patients receiving enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium formulation(EC-MPS).
Patients will be evaluated at baseline, 2 weeks after study medicine conversion and then again at 12 weeks post-conversion.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Maintenance Kidney Transplant
Enteric-coated Mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS), Mycophenolate mofetil
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:41:33-0400
This open, multi-center randomized controlled study is designed to investigate the quality of life in patients with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF)-induced gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events...
Treatment with the immunosuppressive drug mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) may result in gastrointestinal (GI) complications in some patients. This study will investigate the safety and tolera...
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