What is Cellcept used for?
Cellcept (mycophenolic acid) is used, in combination with other drugs, to prevent your body from rejecting kidney, heart or liver transplants. Without medication your immune system may attack foreign organs and try to eliminate them. This medication will lower your white blood cell counts so you should take precautions to avoid viral infections or other illnesses.
Cellcept (Mycophenolate Mofetil) Information
What is the dosage of Cellcept?
Cellcept is taken orally twice a day or as often as recommended by your doctor. It should be taken on an empty stomach; ideally, an hour before or two hours after eating. You should avoid crushing, splitting or chewing the tablets. Talk to your doctor if you find that the pills are hard to swallow.
Wash your hands with soap and water after handling damaged tablets as the powder may cause discomfort in your eyes and skin. Do not inhale the dust from the tablets. Pregnant or nursing women should avoid contact with this drug as the powder can be absorbed through the skin and lungs. It may harm an unborn baby.
The medicine works best when used consistently around the same time every day. This ensures a constant amount of the drug in your system. If you miss a dose, you can take it when you remember. You can skip the missed dose if it is nearly time for your next one.
How Cellcept Works?
It works by weakening your immune system while your body incorporates the new organ.
What are the side effects of Cellcept?
This is not a complete list of potential side effects of Cellcept. You may experience side effects that are not listed here. Report side effects to your doctor or pharmacist. If you find them unmanageable, call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
By prescribing Cellcept, your doctor has determined that the benefits outweigh the potential adverse reactions. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counseling when you buy Cellcept online.
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- unusual weight gain or loss
- yellow eyes or skin
- loss of appetite
- difficult or labored breathing
- pounding in the ears
- black, tarry stools
- watery or bloody diarrhea
- troubled breathing with exertion
- chest pain
- burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
- Abdominal or stomach cramps or pain
- tingling of the hands or feet
- muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
- severe headache
- difficult, burning, or painful urination
- pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
- irregular heartbeats
- increased thirst
- general feeling of illness
- cough or hoarseness
- frequent urge to urinate
- Acid or sour stomach
- irregular pulse
- lack or loss of strength
- fever or chills
- coughing or spitting up blood
- sudden high fever or low-grade fever for months
- bloody or cloudy urine
What are the precautions and warnings of Cellcept?
Always read and understand the medication guide provided with the product before you begin taking treatment. When you buy Cellcept online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
Advise your doctor if you have a history of hepatitis, kidney disease, liver disease, cancer or recent infections. Some conditions may worsen with treatment or may affect how the drug works.
Cellecep will weaken your immune system. You should avoid situations where you may be exposed to infections including immunization. You may also avoid donating blood or sperm during treatment and for weeks after treatment.
Pregnant and nursing women should not use this drug. Your doctor may require a negative pregnancy test before treatment. They can also provide you forms of birth control to avoid getting pregnant during treatment.
What are the drug interactions with Cellcept?
The following drugs are known to interact with Cellcept. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current vitamins, supplements, OTC drugs, herbal products and anything including prescription medicines. You should also advise your doctor or dentist before surgery.
Your doctor needs this information to prevent allergic reactions or adverse effects. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs.
- Isavuconazonium Sulfate
- Smallpox Vaccine
- Magnesium Hydroxide
- Zoster Vaccine, Live
- Lanthanum Carbonate
- Dihydroxyaluminum Sodium Carbonate
- Adenovirus Vaccine Type 4, Live
- Activated Charcoal
- Dihydroxyaluminum Aminoacetate
- Aluminum Phosphate
- Typhoid Vaccine, Live
- Aluminum Hydroxide
- Magnesium Carbonate
Which is the generic equivalent of Cellcept?
The generic equivalent is Mycophenolate. It is significantly cheaper than the brand product.
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Cellcept (Mycophenolate Mofetil) FAQs
How to lose weight while on Cellcept?
Cellcept can cause unexplained weight gain or weight loss. If you gain weight it may be due to swelling in parts of your body. Weight gain can also be a sign of organ rejection. Advise your doctor so they can determine if the additional weight is benign or a cause for concern.
Is Cellcept chemotherapy?
Cellcept is not a chemotherapy drug. It is an anti-rejection medicine used to help your body accept an organ transplant.
Does Cellcept cause hair loss?
Hair loss was not observed in clinical trials. Other drugs that are used in combination with it may cause hair loss.
Is Cellcept an immunosuppressant?
It will weaken your immune system and make you susceptible to infections or illnesses.You should avoid situations or individuals that can potentially make you sick. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop an infection while using Cellcept.
How to stop taking cellcept?
You should only stop taking Cellept if advised by your doctor. Stopping treatment early may increase the risk of experiencing organ rejection. Call your doctor or pharmacist before you stop treatment.