Cellcept: Side effects, precaution, Indication

Genentech | Cellcept (Medication)

Cellcept: Indications

CellCept is indicated for the prophylaxis of organ rejection and rejection therapy relapse in patients with native kidney transplants. CellCept should be used concurrently with cyclosporin and corticosteroids.

CellCept is available for oral administration as capsules containing 250 mg of mycophenolate mofetil, tablets containing 500 mg of mycophenolate mofetil, and as a powder for oral suspension, which when constituted contains 200 mg/mL mycophenolate mofetil….

Cellcept: Side Effects

The most common side effects include diarrhea, vomiting, pain, stomach area pain, swelling of the lower legs, ankles and feet, and high blood pressure. Be sure to call your healthcare provider right away if you have diarrhea.

Side effects that happen more often in children than adults include stomach area pain, fever, infection, pain, blood infection, diarrhea, vomiting, sore throat, colds (respiratory tract infections), high blood pressure, and low white and red blood cell counts….

Cellcept: Precaution

CellCept weakens the body’s immune system and affects your ability to fight infections. Serious infections can happen with CellCept and can lead to death. These include certain viral, brain and fungal infections.

People who take CellCept have a higher risk of getting lymphoma, and other cancers, especially skin cancer.

Talk with your doctor right away if you have any signs of infection such as fever, tiredness, headache, redness of skin/wound or swollen lymph glands. Tell your doctor about any changes in your skin.

Females who take CellCept during pregnancy have a higher risk of miscarriage during the first 3 months (first trimester), and a higher risk that their baby will be born with birth defects. Your doctor must talk with you about pregnancy testing and acceptable birth control methods to use while taking CellCept….

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