U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 53-year-old female asked:

Sle pt on cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil). if cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) can cause increased bun why is it used for lupus nephritis? also can it increase creatinine?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Because it works: Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) is the preferred drug for lupus nephritis because it is very effective and has much less risk than alternative meds. It does not cause significant elevations of BUN or creatinine.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 21, 2017


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.