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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. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (CellCept)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, unusual bleeding or bruising, and signs of infection.
What should I avoid while using mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)?
Avoid being near people who have colds, the flu, or other contagious illnesses. Contact your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while you are being treated with mycophenolate mofetil. The live vaccine may not work as well during your treatment, and may not fully protect you from disease.
Avoid using antacids without your doctor's advice while using mycophenolate mofetil. Antacids contain different medicines and some types can make it harder for your body to absorb mycophenolate mofetil.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Mycophenolate mofetil can increase your risk of skin cancer. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 30) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun.
What other drugs will affect mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)?
Before using mycophenolate mofetil, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- cholestyramine (Questran);
- ciprofloxacin (Cipro, Ciloxan, Proquin), amoxicillin and clavulanate (Augmentin), or any other type of antibiotic;
- acyclovir (Zovirax), ganciclovir (Cytovene), or valacyclovir (Valtrex); or
- other medicines that weaken the immune system, such as azathioprine (Imuran), cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), tacrolimus (Prograf), or daclizumab (Zenapax).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with mycophenolate mofetil. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your 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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