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    Anyone on cellcept and has anyone experienced any problems such as not working.

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    Hello,how long have you been taking cellcept?my docter wants me to go on cellcept to. I have had S.L.E for 15years and taking prednisone and plaquneil. But that not enough to keep my lupus in remission.so my nephrologist recomemded cellcept.

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    Hello! Yes, I've been on Cellcept for 2 1/2 months now. My bloodwork from last month (after I had been on it for 6 weeks) showed marked improvement, but my latest (today) didn't show any improvement since last month. The side effects haven't been too bad, though. Let me know if I can be of any help.

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    Do you have Lupusnephritis to? why are you taking cellcept? Thanks!!

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    Yup - I have Lupus nephritis, too. That's why I'm on the Cellcept ( and Prednisone). I don't think I 've had too many side effects from the Cellcept - more from the Prednisone. It's hard to tell, though, when you start everything around the same time.

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    Hey Missy,
    How many milligrams of predinisone and cellcept are you on? did your docter cut down on the milligrams of the prednisone because now that you are on cellcept?

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    I'm on 2000 mg of Cellcept every day and went down form 30 to 20 mg of Prednisone. But my sed rate didn't go down at all after reducing the Prednisone, so I have to stay on the 20 mg for now. I was hoping to get to go down more.

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    I, too, am doing 2000 mg of Cellcept a day. Today is my first day.

    Has anyone had any side effects from the Cellcept. If so, what were they? I heard some people had gastrointestinal problems. I'm a bit scared of taking this because I have such a sensitive stomach.

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    My wife is on cellcept. She is taking 2000mg a day. However her prednisone went down from 20 mg to 1mg every alternate day.
    We are waiting to get off the prednisone in a couple of weeks.\
    And yes she does have lupus nephritis.

    hope this helps

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    I take 1000 mg in am & 1000 mg in pm, but when I first started, my Rheumy said it was ok to ease myself on, so I started with 500 mg a day, then 500 mg in am & pm, etc. Supposedly, you are supposed to take it on an empty stomach for optimal absorption, so I do get a little upset tummy for the hour I take it before I eat. Mine says to take it 1 hour before eating or 2-3 hours after last eaten. I have a sensitive stomach as well, but find that eating smaller, more frequent meals helps my stomach not be upset. Good luck, Tigerfan!

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