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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?

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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.
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