Cellcept 500 mg
Cellcept 500 mg belongs to the ‘immunosuppressant’ class of drugs that prevent the body from rejecting a transplanted organ such a kidney, heart, or liver. Transplant rejection occurs when the immune system of the recipient recognizes the transplanted organ as a “foreign object” and assaults it. It may cause irreversible harm if not treated promptly.
Cellcept 500 mg comprises the immunosuppressant and anti-inflammatory drug ‘Mycophenolate mofetil,’ which is used to treat organ transplant rejection. T and B lymphocytes (white blood cells that fight foreign cells) are inhibited, and antibody synthesis is suppressed (identify and kill foreign cells). These effects depress the immune system, preventing rejection of the transplanted graft.
Oral tablets, suspensions, and injections of Cellcept 500 mg are available. If you take the oral formulations, such as pill and suspension, on an empty stomach, it will help. Also, avoid putting the suspension in direct touch with your skin. The doctor determines the dose and duration based on your medical condition. Diarrhea, vomiting, a drop in white blood cell and red blood cell counts, and infections are all common side effects of Cellcept 500 mg. If any of these adverse effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor right once.
If you are allergic to’mycophenolate mofetil’ or any of the chemicals in Cellcept 500 mg, do not take it. Also, if you are pregnant, expecting to become pregnant, not using adequate contraception, or breastfeeding, do not use this medication. If you are a woman of reproductive potential, take a pregnancy test before taking Cellcept 500 mg because it might cause birth defects/congenital impairments in the unborn kid. While taking Cellcept 500 mg, you should use effective contraception. Wear protective clothes and minimize your exposure to the sun because it can increase your risk of skin cancer. Because it suppresses the immune system, it raises the risk of infection. Don’t donate blood or sperm unless your doctor has given you permission. Please avoid immunizations because they may be less effective.
Cellcept 500 mg is used to prevent transplant rejection.
Cellcept 500 mg contains a substance known as ‘Mycophenolate mofetil,’ which is an immunosuppressant. It’s used to keep organ transplant recipients from rejecting their new organs. It inhibits the operation of white blood cells (which are responsible for immunological response) in the body, lowering immune system activity. It is preferable over the usage of steroids, which have long-term negative consequences.
The following dosage forms are available for Cellcept 500 mg: tablet, suspension, and injectable. Tablet: The dose and duration will be determined by your doctor based on your medical condition. Cellcept 500 mg should be taken exactly as directed by your doctor. Cellcept 500 mg tablets should be consumed whole with a glass of water. They should not be broken or chewed. Suspension is used when the tablet dose form of Cellcept 500 mg is poorly tolerated. It comes as a dry powder that must be blended with liquid (usually boiled and cooled water) until the desired consistency is achieved. Before each usage, give the bottle a good shake and take the dose as directed. Cellcept 500 mg injection will be administered by a healthcare expert; do not self-administer.
Store in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight.
Cellcept 500 mg Side Effects
Cellcept 500 mg, like many drugs, has some negative effects, albeit not everyone experiences them. Diarrhea, vomiting, infections, and a low white blood cell (WBC) or red blood cell (RBC) count are all frequent adverse effects of Cellcept 500 mg. Children and the elderly are more susceptible to these negative effects in general. If any of these adverse effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor right once.
If you have a fever or sore throat, have any unusual bruising or bleeding, have a history of digestive system problems such as a stomach ulcer, are planning to become pregnant, get pregnant while taking Mycophenolate Mofetil, or have rare hereditary disorders such as Lesch-Nyhan or Kelley-Seegmiller syndrome (conditions caused by a deficiency of the enzyme hypoxanthine-guanine phosphorylase), tell your doctor before taking Mycophenol Because Mycophenolate Mofetil raises the risk of skin cancer, limit your exposure to sunlight. Don’t give blood while taking Mycophenolate Mofetil or for at least 60 days after you’ve stopped taking it. Men who are on Mycophenolate Mofetil should not give sperm for at least 90 days after stopping the medication. Please do not get any immunizations (live vaccines) because they are ineffective. Because the oral suspension contains aspartame (a sweetener and phenylalanine source), it should be used with caution in those who have phenylketonuria (a phenylalanine metabolism disorder caused by a birth defect or congenital impairment).
Interactions Between Drugs
Interactions between drugs: Mycophenolate Mofetil can interact with immunosuppressants like azathioprine, antiviral drugs like acyclovir and ganciclovir, tuberculosis drugs like rifampicin, antacids like proton pump inhibitors, phosphate binders, and antibiotics like norfloxacin + metronidazole.
Avoid alcohol consumption because it may aggravate the situation by increasing the chance of negative effects.
Drug-disease interactions: Patients with liver or kidney illness, stomach ulcers, persistent infections, or phenylketonuria should use Mycophenolate Mofetil with caution.
Alcohol consumption may aggravate the disease by raising the chance of negative effects.
Mycophenolate Mofetil is a medication that falls into the pregnancy category D. The fetus has birth abnormalities as a result of it. As a result, it is not advised for use by pregnant women.
Because mycophenolate Mofetil may be released in breast milk, it is not suggested for nursing women. If the advantages outweigh the hazards, your doctor may prescribe Mycophenolate Mofetil.
Mycophenolate Mofetil may not impair your driving ability. However, you should consult your doctor to determine whether it is safe for you to drive given your health circumstances.
In patients with liver illness, Mycophenolate Mofetil should be administered with caution. It’s possible that you’ll need to modify your dosage.
In people with kidney problems, mycophenolate Mofetil should be used with caution. It’s possible that you’ll need to modify your dosage.
No habit formation
Advice on Diet and Lifestyle
Consume a well-balanced and healthy food to aid in your recovery. A dietician can assist you in developing a food plan that is tailored to your specific health needs.
Food that is uncooked or undercooked should be avoided.
Sunlight and dirt exposure should be avoided. When going outside, put on a long-sleeved shirt, a cap, long pants, and sturdy shoes. Also, use a high-SPF sunscreen.
Keep a safe distance from sick persons.
Limit your alcohol intake and quit smoking.
If you want to travel, especially to developing nations, consult your doctor at least two months before departure.
Regular blood tests to assess blood cell counts and liver function may be recommended by your doctor. In general, the tests are performed every 2 to 4 weeks for the first two months, then once every 2 to 3 months after that.
Vaccinations and immunizations should only be done with your doctor’s permission. Contact with people who have just received live vaccinations should be avoided (such as flu vaccine inhaled through the nose).
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Concerns of Patients
Organ transplant rejection occurs when your body sees a new organ as a foreign element and attempts to assault and reject it because it was not originally part of your body. Immunosuppressive medicines are used to suppress the immune system and prevent it from attacking the freshly donated organs. Flu-like symptoms such as chills, headache, nausea, or vomiting, a fever of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, newly discovered pain in the transplanted organ’s region, weight gain, and weariness are all warning indicators of rejection.
Mycophenolate Mofetil is an immunosuppressant, which means it suppresses the immune system. It operates by weakening the immune system by preventing cells or antibodies from attacking foreign cells. This impact aids in preventing the transplanted organ from being targeted and rejected by the immune system.
Mycophenolate Mofetil has been shown to weaken the immune system and raise the chance of developing skin cancer. As a result, you should avoid prolonged sun exposure. Wear protective gear that covers your head, neck, arms, and legs, as well as a high-SPF sunscreen cream (sun protection factor).
The immune system can be suppressed with mycophenolate Mofetil. As a result, you should avoid giving blood while on Mycophenolate Mofetil and for at least 60 days after you stop taking it since it makes you more susceptible to infections. Furthermore, men should refrain from donating sperm for at least 90 days after stopping therapy with Mycophenolate Mofetil.
It is not recommended that you become pregnant while taking Mycophenolate Mofetil since it may cause birth problems or congenital impairments in the unborn child. So, even if males are taking Mycophenolate Mofetil, it would be beneficial if you used an effective and reliable contraception while taking it.
Mycophenolate Mofetil is used to prevent the transplanted organ from rejecting. If you stop using this medication suddenly, the transplanted organ may reject. If you wish to discontinue taking Mycophenolate Mofetil, talk to your doctor first.