Cellcept (Mycophenolate Mofetil)
Cellcept, a brand-name version of Mycophenolate mofetil, is available by prescription in tablet form in different strengths. Cellcept is a medicine for people who have had a kidney, heart, or liver transplant. You can save on brand name and generic Cellcept by shopping online at our Online Pharmacy.
Cellcept (Mycophenolate Mofetil) 200mg
Cellcept (Mycophenolate Mofetil) 250mg
Cellcept (Mycophenolate Mofetil) 500mg
Cellcept or Generic mycophenolate Uses, Dosage & Side effects
Cellcept is the trade name for medication, Mycophenolate mofetil. It is an immunosuppressant indicated in the prevention of rejecting an organ (including kidney, heart or liver) by your body after a transplant.
How does Cellcept work?
Mycophenolate mofetil falls under the category of medicines called immunosuppressants. It acts by weakening your body’s immune system, in order that it does not attack the new organ.
Directions for use:
Take this drug in the dose and duration as advised by your healthcare provider. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. The tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. Your physician has prescribed Cellcept 500mg to stop your body from rejecting a transplanted organ (e.g. kidney, heart or liver). It may take 6 to 12 weeks for Cellcept 500mg Tablet to start working. Keep taking it as prescribed.
In case of missed dose:
If, for any reason, you miss out taking a dose of this tablet, take it as soon as possible. On the other hand, if it is roughly the time for your next dose, you can miss out on the dose that you forgot taking. Never take two doses to compensate for a missed one.
Not every person will experience side effects while using the Cellcept tablet. The most common side effects associated with this tablet may include nausea, vomiting, headache, decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), abdominal pain, and loose stools.
Medications that should not be taken with Cellcept include:
• Antacids, or proton pump inhibitors – used for acid troubles in your stomach such as indigestion
• Cholestyramine – used in the treatment of high cholesterol
• Azathioprine or other drugs which suppress your immune system – given after a transplant operation
• Phosphate binders – can be used by patients with chronic kidney failure to lessen how much phosphate gets absorbed into their blood
• Rifampicin – an antibiotic used in the treatment and prevention of infections such as tuberculosis (TB)
• Cellcept may result in birth defects, thus birth control is needed in women with reproductive potential.
• The medication makes you more predisposed to getting infections. Thus it required to avoid contact with individuals who have an infection. Consult your physician right away if you develop a sore throat, high temperature, any other signs of infections.
• Protect yourself from direct sunlight by wearing protective clothing as well as applying a sunscreen using a high sun protection factor (SPF).
• Take the medicine with food to reduce possible side effects such as nausea and stomach pain.
• Your practitioner may get regular blood tests done to check the levels of blood cells in your blood. Notify your doctor if you experience signs such as unexplained bruising or bleeding, sore throat, mouth ulcers, or fever.