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Cellcept Side Effects
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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