Pharmacokinetics of mycophenolate mofetil (RS61443): a short review

Transplant Proc. 1996 Apr;28(2):925-9.


Overall, the PK of MMF is reasonably straightforward and relatively unaffected by the complex pathophysiological changes involved in the management of renal transplant recipients. The ability to relate plasma MPA concentrations to efficacy through the PK/PD correlation implies that, unlike for many other drugs, plasma PK has direct relevance to the clinical outcome. These features should not only greatly help the exploration of immunosuppressive regiments using MMF but also the development of clinical use of MMF in situations other than renal transplantation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Body Weight
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / pharmacokinetics*
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / pharmacology
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Intestinal Absorption
  • Kidney Transplantation / immunology*
  • Lymphocyte Activation / drug effects
  • Mycophenolic Acid / analogs & derivatives*
  • Mycophenolic Acid / pharmacokinetics
  • Mycophenolic Acid / pharmacology
  • Mycophenolic Acid / therapeutic use


  • Immunosuppressive Agents
  • Mycophenolic Acid