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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?

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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Can I take Garcinia while I'm on Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil)? Thanks!

Can I take Garcinia while I'm on Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil)? Thanks!

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
Garcinia has been Promoted by Dr Oz as a weight loss product. But there is no scientific evidence that it is effective for weight loss. Since we don't know drug interaction and Garcina is not effective for weight loss. I will advice not to take it
If you still want askMD ...Read more

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Is cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) drug prescribed for dermatomyositis?

Is cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) drug prescribed for dermatomyositis?

Can be: Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) is used as a steroid sparing agent in dm, although insurance payment can be difficult as this is an off label use. ...Read more

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Why is Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) used in treating dress syndrome?

Why is Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) used in treating dress syndrome?

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

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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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What is the purpose of cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) in a dress syndrome case?

What is the purpose of cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) in a dress syndrome case?

Reduce inflamation: This medicine reduces the immune response which is abnormal. It also reduces useful immunity, so this must be monitored. ...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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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

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How to prevent diarrhea from cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil)?

How to prevent diarrhea from cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil)?

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

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Is cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) a treatment for hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Is cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) a treatment for hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

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

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Does cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) increase blood sugar level?

Does cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) increase blood sugar level?

Yes, in some folks: It reduces Insulin secretion

effects can be couteracted, at least in some, and to some degree by use of incretin therapy

see articles by myself stanley schwartz, schwartz and defronzo
see endocrinologist, though not all of them will be aware of this. ...Read more

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Can I take moringa oleifera with prograf and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil)?

Can I take moringa oleifera with prograf and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil)?

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

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Could being on prednisone and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) for more than a year cause major health problems?

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

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With cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) oxygen levels have improved at rest but breathlessness with exercise, normal?

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

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I have been taking Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) and prednisone for almost a year. What would happen if I just stop taking both of them?

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

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Has anyone here taken prograf or cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) and noticed any increase in blood sugar?

Has anyone here taken prograf or cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) and noticed any increase in blood sugar?

Yes: Prograf is potentially beta cell toxic and can induce diabetes in some patients. There could be some alternatives in some cases, discuss with your transplant physicians. ...Read more

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