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Are there long-term effects that prednisone and/or cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) could have on a 15 year old female?

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

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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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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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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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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