CellCept and Lupus

CellCept® (mycophenolate mofetil) is a prescription medicine approved to prevent organ rejection following a heart, liver, or kidney transplant. However, there are occasions when a healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for something other than this approved use. This is known as an "off-label" use. For example, one of the possible off-label uses for CellCept is treating lupus nephritis (kidney inflammation caused by systemic lupus erythematosus).
 
(Click CellCept Uses for more details on what this medication is used for. This article describes other unapproved uses for this prescription medicine, explains how it works, and discusses whether it is safe for use in children.)
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