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Bruising from july this year my legs covered in blue/black marks that look like bruise but r not.Net says its due 2 pred/cellcept what can get rid off?

Bruising from july this year my legs covered in blue/black marks that look like bruise but r not.Net says its due 2 pred/cellcept what can get rid off?

Need Diagnosis: Before treating this, you need an actual diagnosis. Google is great for many things, but it is probably worse at medicine than the most incompetent doctor in the world. ...Read more

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Is cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) a drug prescribed to treat dermatomyositis?

Is cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) a drug prescribed to treat dermatomyositis?

Yes: Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) is an immunosuppressant drug used to treat a variety if conditions. In rheumatology it is most commonly used to treat certain types of lupus. Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) has been used successfully to treat dermatomyositis. It can help lower and or eliminate the steroid dose. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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19 years old, kidney transplant 7 yrs ago, prescribed cyclosporine, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) and bactrum. Is it safe to build strength? Activity:gymnastics related

19 years old, kidney transplant 7 yrs ago, prescribed cyclosporine, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) and bactrum. Is it safe to build strength? Activity:gymnastics related

How do you mean? : If you mean by calisthetics, exercise, and mild resistance training, yes. If you mean by taking "supplements" and other "work out" drugs or amino acids. No! these latter materials may have deleterious effects on the kidney and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Took too much cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) do I need an antidote?

Took too much cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) do I need an antidote?

Contact MD: There is no antidote for CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil). It is an immunosuppressant and it can cause adverse effects such as bone marrow suppression, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting. Please contact your prescribing physician and make an appointment. ...Read more

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If I have taken cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) for so many years can it effect my liver or is there a possiblity that it can ?

If I have taken cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) for so many years can it effect my liver or is there a possiblity that it can ?

Usually no: Liver toxicity could happen. But while you are taking CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) you doctor checks your tests including white cells and liver function. Many transplant patients take CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) for long years with no problems. Far more common side effect is diarrhea that may require dose reduction. Finally, there is a risk benefit ratio. The benefit of CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) in controlling autoimmune dz or transplant exceeds risks. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil)?

What is the definition or description of: cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil)?

See below: Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) lowers your body's immune system. The immune system helps your body fight infections. The immune system can also fight or "reject" a transplanted organ such as a liver or kidney. This is because the immune system treats the new organ as an invader. Cellcept is used to prevent your body from rejecting a kidney, liver, or heart transplant. ...Read more

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What are the complications involving the drug cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil)?

What are the complications involving the drug cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil)?

Adverse effects: CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) can cause several adverse effects including nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, and bone marrow suppression (low blood cell counts). ...Read more

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Took too much cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) do I need an antidote?

Contact MD: There is no antidote for CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil). It is an immunosuppressant and it can cause adverse effects such as bone marrow suppression, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting. Please contact your prescribing physician and make an appointment. ...Read more

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