View Full Version : Ankle Swelling and Cellcept??

06-18-2006, 09:14 AM
Hey everyone. Just wondering my nephrologist and rheumatologist increased my cellcept to 1500mg twice a day on May 30th and over the past 3 weeks I've noticed swelling in my ankles which has been pretty bad. I notice it's worse of course when I've been at work and on my feet all day. I'm calling the Doc tomorrow but I was just wondering if anyone else on cellcept has experienced any ankle swelling. Thanks- Butterfly

06-19-2006, 10:02 AM
Hi Butterfly;
You should notify your doctor about the swelling in your ankles as it is one of the side effects that are considered serious. This medication's side effects are usually dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gas, tremors, sweating, flushing, insomnia, pain, rash, mood changes, or vision changes. More serious side effects (notify your doctor if you experience these): fever, chills, unusual weakness, unusual or easy bruising, swollen glands, skin growths, chest pain (angina), more frequent or painful urination, swelling of the hands or feet, difficulty breathing, constipation.
Let us know what your doctor prescribes and/or decides.

Peace and Blessings

06-19-2006, 04:30 PM
My nephrologist is going to start me on lasix 40mg daily per the message left by the nurse. That should help!! :lol:

06-20-2006, 11:43 AM
As a side note, I did not have any ankle swelling while on Cellcept (I'm still on it) - the Cellcept seemed to help the ankle swelling I had when my kidneys and BP were so bad......

Glad you called the doc!

01-11-2015, 07:20 PM
I'm having swelling in my legs and ankles being on cellcept as well..I'm on 1000 mg... I have real bad insomnia as well..My creatine has improved but I'm scared crazy...I should also mention, the anxiety all through the day...Please tell me I'm not crazy..��

01-16-2015, 12:25 PM
You are most definitely NOT CRAZY!! But, please contact your doctor ASAP to advise him/her of these symptoms in order that treatment can begin. Please let us know how you are doing.

Peace and Blessings