CellCept Drug Interactions
CellCept Drug Interactions ExplainedThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when CellCept is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Acyclovir and Valacyclovir
Combining CellCept with acyclovir or valacyclovir could increase your blood levels of CellCept, as well as your blood levels of acyclovir and valacyclovir. This could potentially increase your risk for side effects. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely if you take these medicines together.
Antacids Containing Aluminum or Magnesium
Aluminum and magnesium can bind to CellCept in the digestive tract, decreasing the amount of the drug absorbed into your bloodstream. Separate your doses of CellCept and antacids by at least two hours to reduce the risk of this interaction.
Antibiotic medications may reduce the amount of CellCept in your blood, potentially making it less effective. Make sure your healthcare provider knows you are taking CellCept if you are given an antibiotic. Your CellCept blood levels should return to normal soon after you stop taking the antibiotic.
Belatacept may increase blood levels of CellCept, potentially increasing the risk for side effects. Belatacept is approved for use in combination with CellCept to prevent kidney transplant rejection. If you are given this combination, your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely when you first start taking these medicines together.
Cholestyramine may significantly decrease the level of CellCept in your blood, potentially making it less effective. The manufacturer of CellCept recommends that these medications not be given together.