CellCept Mechanism of Action
Available by prescription only, CellCept® (mycophenolate mofetil) is a medicine used to prevent organ rejection in people who have a heart, liver, or kidney transplant.
CellCept works by blocking the action of certain enzymes in the body, making the immune system less active. The body's natural response to a foreign material, such as a newly transplanted organ, is to attack it and try to get rid of it. Because CellCept makes the immune system less active, it can help prevent transplant rejection from occurring.
(To learn more about this drug's mechanism of action, click CellCept. This article covers several topics, such as dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and general safety precautions to discuss with your healthcare provider before beginning treatment.)