CELLCEPT 500 MG TABLET

SKU: AH_NEP_2985 Category:

Generic : Mycophenolate mofetil (500mg)

Treatment : Prevention Of Organ Rejection In Transplant Patients

Pack size : 10 (TABLET)

Manufacturer : Roche Products India Pvt Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$14.89

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Cellcept 500mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called immunosuppressants. It is used with other medicines to prevent your body from rejecting an organ (such as a kidney, heart, or liver) after a transplant. It works by suppressing your body’s immune system so that it does not attack the new organ.

The amount of Cellcept 500mg Tablet you take and how often you take it depends on the type of transplant you have. Follow your doctor’s instructions on this. Take it on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal, unless your doctor suggest otherwise. Swallow it as a whole, do not crush, chew, or break it. Take the medicine regularly to get maximum benefit and keep taking it even when you feel well. The treatment will continue for as long as you need it to prevent rejection.

Cellcept 500mg Tablet can cause birth defects and abortion so do not take it if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. You should talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you have any signs of infection or if you have any unexpected bruising or bleeding. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. You will have regular tests to check for any changes in the number of your blood cells and the amount of sugar and cholesterol in your blood.

 

BENEFITS OF CELLCEPT TABLET

In Prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients

Cellcept 500mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as immunosuppressive agents. It lowers your immune response and reduces the chance of your body attacking the transplanted organ. Organ rejection happens when your immune system treats the new organ as an invader and attacks it. This medicine may be used in combination with other medicines to suppress the immune system and help your body accept the new organ.

 

HOW TO USE CELLCEPT TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cellcept 500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

 

HOW CELLCEPT TABLET WORKS

Cellcept 500mg Tablet is an immunosuppressant. It reduces the action of the body’s own defense system (the immune system) and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Cellcept 500mg Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cellcept 500mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

UNSAFE
Cellcept 500mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
warnings

Driving

SAFE
Cellcept 500mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Cellcept 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cellcept 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Cellcept 500mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

 

INTERACTION WITH DRUGS

  • AZATHIOPRINE
  • ACICLOVIR
  • GANCICLOVIR
  • RIFAMPICIN
  • NORFLOXACIN+METRONIDAZOLE

 

 

 

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cellcept

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Fungal infection
  • Low blood platelets
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Skin cancer
  • Bacterial infection
  • Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)
  • Viral infection
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Gout
  • Weight loss
  • Tremors
  • Convulsion
  • Tumor

 

FAQ's

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Q. Can Cellcept 500mg Tablet cause cancer?

Cellcept 500mg Tablet may increase your chances of certain cancers like skin cancer and lymphoma (cancer of the lymph system). When outside, avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight, wear protective clothing, and apply sunscreen. Call your doctor if you experience a new skin sore or bump, a change in the size or color of a mole, a brown or black skin lesion (sore) with uneven edges or a sore whose one part does not look like the other, skin changes, sores that do not heal. Also, inform the doctor if you experience unexplained fever, tiredness that does not go away, weight loss, or pain or swelling in the neck, groin, or armpits.

Q. Why has my doctor given me Cellcept 500mg Tablet after I have had a kidney transplant?

Cellcept 500mg Tablet is an immunosuppressant. Cellcept 500mg Tablet has been prescribed to you to help your body accept the donor’s kidney. It does so by working on the cells of your immune system, which fight with any foreign substance and reject its presence. This helps in making the transplanted organ more acceptable to your body.

Q. Is Cellcept 500mg Tablet a steroid or chemotherapy medicine? Can it cause hair loss?

Cellcept 500mg Tablet is neither a steroid nor a chemotherapy medicine. It is an immunosuppressant which means that it acts on your immune system to suppress or weaken it so that your body does not reject the donated organ of another person. Hair loss is a common side effect of Cellcept 500mg Tablet.

Q. Do I need any special tests while taking Cellcept 500mg Tablet?

Since Cellcept 500mg Tablet can affect blood count and affect the kidneys and liver, your doctor will ask you to have a blood test before you start the treatment. Once the treatment starts, your doctor will suggest you take regular blood tests to check for any changes in the blood. These blood tests will help monitor your response to the medicine and the development of any side effects.

Q. My doctor has asked me to stay away from a person who has chickenpox or shingles. Why?

Cellcept 500mg Tablet is an immunosuppressant, which means that it decreases the activity of the immune system. Since your immune system is already weak, if you come in contact with a patient of chickenpox or shingles, you may develop it too. This is the reason that your doctor has advised you to be cautious. Therefore, follow your doctor’s advice and contact your doctor immediately if you get chickenpox or shingles as you may require special treatment.

Q. What precautions should a female follow while taking Cellcept 500mg Tablet?

Do not take Cellcept 500mg Tablet if you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy. There is a high risk of miscarriage (loss of the pregnancy) during the first 3 months of pregnancy. It may even cause birth defects (problems that are present at birth) in the newborn. Therefore, it is advised that you should use two acceptable forms of birth control together for 4 weeks before you start taking Cellcept 500mg Tablet, during the treatment, and for 6 weeks after you stop taking Cellcept 500mg Tablet. It is important to use a second form of birth control along with birth control pills as Cellcept 500mg Tablet may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. Your doctor will suggest the two birth control methods that suit you the best.

Q. What precautions should a male follow while taking Cellcept 500mg Tablet?

It is recommended that either the man or her partner should use reliable contraception during treatment and for 90 days after the treatment. Men should not donate semen during the therapy or for 90 days following discontinuation of Cellcept 500mg Tablet.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 10

pack form  – tablet

MORE INFORMATION

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Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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