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CellCept Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)?
- What are the possible side effects of mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)?
- What is the most important information I should know about mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)?
- How should I use mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (CellCept)?
- What happens if I overdose (CellCept)?
- What should I avoid while using mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)?
- What other drugs will affect mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (CellCept)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (CellCept)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while using mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using mycophenolate mofetil. The vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from disease. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), oral polio, rotavirus, smallpox, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), zoster (shingles), and nasal flu (influenza) vaccine.
Avoid using antacids without your doctor's advice. Use only the type of antacid your doctor recommends. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb mycophenolate mofetil.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Mycophenolate mofetil can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
What other drugs will affect mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)?
If you also take sevelamer (Renagel, Renvela), take it at least 2 hours after you take mycophenolate mofetil.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- azathioprine (Imuran);
- cholestyramine (Questran);
- antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro, Ciloxan, Proquin), amoxicillin and clavulanate (Augmentin), metronidazole (Flagyl), norfloxacin (Noroxin), rifampin (Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane, Rifadin), or sulfa drugs (Bactrim, Septra, Sulfatrim, SMX-TMP);
- acyclovir (Zovirax), ganciclovir (Cytovene), valacyclovir (Valtrex), or valganciclovir (Valcyte);
- stomach medicines such as dexlansoprazole (Dexilant), esomeprazole (Nexium, Vimovo), lansoprazole (Prevacid), omeprazole (Prilosec, Zegerid), pantoprazole (Protonix), rabeprazole (AcipHex).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with mycophenolate mofetil. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about mycophenolate mofetil.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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