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Cellcept And Prednisone Treatment
Trying to figure out how to manage low RBC and WBC counts...wanting to know how best to treat this while on Prograf, Prednisone and Cellcept.
Don't do it : Those blood count changes are most likely due to your medications. They not require treatment. Your medications can cause bone marrow suppression which will cause these blood counts to decrease. The medications are normally adjusted based on these counts and the function of the transplanted organ they are protecting. Do not try to adjust these meds or blood counts without your docs directions. ...Read more
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
I have hp, with fibrosis, uip, COPD with emphysema... Etc. I'm on cellcept and prednisone but dyspnea gets worse, CT is better but pft is worse. Should i focus on antigen determination or what?
Yes.: If you have been receiving daily prednisone and Cellcept for a year then you doubtless have a major health problem. Your care is managed by trained, experienced physicians who check you & your lab work on a regular basis making certain that known adverse effects of these potent medications don't occur or are caught early before developing into significant problems. Hopefully, they are working well ...Read more
I have been taking Cellcept and prednisone for almost a year. what would happen if I just stop taking both of them?
Dangerous: First of all whatever disease they are being used for could worsen rapidly. For example if used for a kidney transplant, the kidney could stop working. More importantly, stopping prednisone abruptly can cause adrenal insufficiency which can cause many problems including death. When you take prednisone the body stops its normal production of a steroid similar to prednisone and is necessary to live ...Read more
Could Prednisone or Cellcept cause emotional imbalances in a teen who has been on them for over a year?
Very long list: The list of permanent effects from long-term use prednisone is lengthy. It makes you gain weight and changes how your body and face look. It increases risk of heart disease, ulcers, pancreatitis, water retention, Osteoporosis, muscle weaknesss... Sometimes it has to be used to prevent even worse problems. Cellcept is a very specialized medication. Ask your doc about it. Best wishes! ...Read more
Can Prednisone or Cellcept cause fluid to build up in the tissue in my knee, causing the pain? If so, what can I do?
No: No they cannot. Why are you taking those meds in the first place? ...Read more
I have been taking Prednisone and Cellcept for almost a year due to Dress Syndrome, I have severe knee pain, is it because of the prednisone?
Yes: Cellcept lists them as known side EFX. Prednisone notes muscle weakness and pain, confusion and trouble thinking clearly. But if required (discuss w/ physician) it's worth the risk for optimizing survival chances. So, do talk about it until you feel okay w/ it. Hopefully, it's short term and you'll return to being yourself. ...Read more
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, ...Read more
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