View Full Version : Cellcept feels like it gets stuck in my throat?

01-19-2013, 09:35 AM
Good morning,
I am curious about something? It seems since starting cellcept I feel as though I have a golf ball in my throat. It's after taking them like they get stuck. It's not painful just annoying. Have any of you experienced this? it seems worse taking two.

01-19-2013, 10:12 AM
They may be getting stuck on you.If the sensation is worse if you take two then take them one at a time and drink several ounces of water with each one.

You may not be getting a large enough drink to get them down so increase fluid intake to help wash them down and take one at a time and see if that helps.

Be well

01-19-2013, 11:20 AM
The side effects of some meds is dry mouth-I have noticed this myself having been on an ever increasing dose of cellcept myself the last few months.
I do drink a little water just prior to taking meds and then more as I threw a handfull down.

No problems swallowing,As my wife pointed out-One of the benefits of my having a big mouth!

01-19-2013, 12:12 PM
Yea I get that a lot especially with my Cellcept.

01-19-2013, 03:44 PM
Thanks so much for all your in put. I have never had any issues swallowing pills before. Like you n.mac I must also have a big mouth because I can swallow a few at time no problem. I have tried drinking after and well to try and see if food will push it down. It doesn't. Hmm sounds like its not un usual so I won't fret. I will mention it at my next appt if it continues. Thanks again for the support.

01-20-2013, 09:03 AM
Mention it anyway, without fail there tomcatsgirl. My metformin is like that for me. It has a "chalky" exterior, and seems to "stick" on the way down. Combined with some esophagus issues (my muscles spasm), it gets weird sometimes. Do you take plaquenil also, by chance?

01-20-2013, 11:59 AM
Hi jmail why yes I do take plaquinel 200 mg twice a day. I also have the pleasure of taking baby aspirin and Zoloft for anxiety. Not sure but I have read that lupus can cause anxiety? So I take 4 pills in the am and 4 pills in the pm. How the heck do they get you up 2000mg of cellcept a day. Would it be a second set of two in the middle of the day? Oh gawd! Yep that's me feeling sorry for myself stuffing more pills down my throat. GAG! On the flip side I have lost 6lbs since starting cellcept. I'm not way over weight but I hold an extra 25 lbs so I guess it's not a bad thing. I know many of you take way more pills then I do so I should feel grateful for that. And there are far worse treatments so I am thankful for that as well.

01-20-2013, 03:49 PM
Too bad we all arent gullible puppies that can have their meds pushed into a hotdog and tossed to us and be so eager for more that we just jump,gulp them down without even pausing for breath and then sit there with a wagging butt begging for more :)

01-20-2013, 09:53 PM
I take 3000 mg cellcept(3 500mg pills twice daily) plus metformin, lisinapril, plaquenol, prednisone and 81mg asprin-hasn't helped my weight any I always seem to hold steady at alot more than it should be!