I have not used Cellcept myself and hopefully, someone who has will respond to you. In the meantime, here is some information about the drug that I hope will help you to make a decision.
Cellcept ( brand name for mycophenolate)is used in patients with lupus nephritis or kidney failure as well as other severe forms of lupus. Cellcept works to inhibit T and B cell functions. These lymphocytes cells are the most abundant in the blood stream. They are part of the of the white blood cell system. B cells are found in bone marrow while T cells begin in the marrow and migrate to the thymus.
The most common side effects associated with CellCept are gastrointestinal, such as gas, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, which usually disappear over time.
Other Side Effects include: dizziness, drowsiness, headache, increased perspiration, insomnia, rash and tremors, which also tend to dissipate with continued use of the drug.
CellCept decreases the number of white blood cells, which increases the chances of infection; other blood-related side effects are less common. A decrease in red blood cells can result in anemia, while a decrease in platelets that help in clotting can result in unusual bruising or gastrointestinal bleeding.
CellCept also may increase the risk of developing lymphoma, or cancer of the lymphatic system.
You should know that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning in 2008 about a possible link between CellCept and progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a nerve-damaging and often fatal brain disease.
I hope that this has been helpful. Please do not hesitate to ask if you need further information.
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