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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
Can cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) cause increased creatinine? My creatinine and bun have increased substantially since starting the drug in sept of this year.
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
I will not advice:
I can not find anything in literature about drug interference between Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) which is used to prevent organ transplant rejection
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Mycophenolate: CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) can cause diarrhea in some patients. It is usually given twice a day (usual starting dose is 1000 mg twice a day for transplant recipients). If frequent diarrhea occurs, taking smaller dose at more frequent times (e.g. 500 mg four times a day) may relieve the symptoms. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: Because it is an immunosuppressant. DRESS is a potentially life threatening, severe reaction to a medication. Treatment of choice is high dose systemic steroids; if unresponsive, IVIG, and immunosuppressants such as mycophenolate can be considered. These very sick patients need intensive therapy. ...Read more
Reduce inflamation: This medicine reduces the immune response which is abnormal. It also reduces useful immunity, so this must be monitored. ...Read more
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
Antisynthetase Syndrome, if a person has stabilized on CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil). Should dosage remain the same or be reduced. What if IgG if affected by CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil)?
Not enough info: If this instance one cannot answer your question without knowing much more specific information. That question needs to be addressed to the doctor who prescribes the med. ...Read more
Herbal unknown: Many drugs can interfere with immunosuppressive drugs metabolism and levels. Moringa oleifera is a nutritional supplement that is most like a multivitamin of sorts although it contains a large amount of potassium and phosphorus and protein. It would not be advised to take if someone has chronic kidney disease. It's effects on immunosuppressive medication is not clearly known. ...Read more
Could being on prednisone and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) for more than a year cause major health problems?
Yes.: If you have been receiving daily prednisone and Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) 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
With cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) oxygen levels have improved at rest but breathlessness with exercise, normal?
Not clear: You do not give enough info. It depends on what you're treating with CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) and your underlying lung/heart condition. Your doctor who has all your info is best to advice you. ...Read more
I have been taking Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) 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
I have sle and bn diagnosed with colitis. Start mesalamine, have to stop my cellcept. Will my lupus flare? What would happen if I don't take mesalamin
Why: Why do you have to stop the Cellcept? Mesalamine is an anti-inflammatory so if you stop it there is a chance that colitis symptoms could get worse. However, it doesn't mean that you would automatically get worse if you stop it. Cellcept modulates the immune system and yes the risk of a flare up is higher with SLE especially if you've been well-controlled on it in the past. Chat with your GP. ...Read more
Experimental: Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) (mycophenolate) is a medication that has been used to treat interstitial lung diseases that are autoimmune in nature. While hypersensitivity pneumonitis is an interstitial lung disease, it is triggered by "extrinsic' triggers such as airborne mold, and other "organic" substances. There is not enough data to prove that CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) would be helpful at this point in time. ...Read more
Has anyone here taken prograf or cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) and noticed any increase in blood sugar?
Could Prednisone or Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) cause emotional imbalances in a teen who has been on them for over a year?
Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) vs Methotrexate. Which is less toxic? Which is generally better tolerated? I have MCTD and am trying to make a hard decision.
Both are OK: The best medication for M cTD is the medication which treats the most active component at the time. Both of the medications you asked about are safe to use with MCTD if they are monitored by an experienced rheumatologist. They will both require regular lab testing and doctor visits. You should make this choice with your personnel doctor based on your specific symptoms ...Read more
What is the best way to taper off cellcept 500 mg 2x day do I need to taper can I stop cold turkey. My doctor said I could just stop but I want to get a second opinion if possible thanksi've been taking it for two months for a contact dermatitis thanks?
Okay with caution.: If needed, Prilosec can be used with either or both of those medicines. However, in some instances Prilosec can increase cyclosporine blood levels and or decrease Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) levels. I would not use it unless I had cleared it with my doctors first, and if you are started on it by your doctor, be sure that your levels are monitored properly. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it ok to take biotin for my hair & nails if im on cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) & plaquinel?
Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) for patients with antibody-negative myasthenia gravis; is it worth a trial?
Yes: It is not clear exactly how the autoantibodies work. Antibody identification may not be 100 % and there may be other antibodies that have not been detected. Depending on what therapy has been tried CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) may be appropriate. This is best discussed with your physician. ...Read more
Are there long-term effects that prednisone and/or cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) could have on a 15 year old female?
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 (mycophenolate mofetil) is a very specialized medication. Ask your doc about it. Best wishes! ...Read more
How long should it take cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) to have impact. On inflammation, fibrosis, and help reduce dyspnea?
10-12 Weeks: Usually one can see a difference in 12 weeks, but a fair trial should be at least 6 months long. ...Read more