When and How to Take ItSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with CellCept include the following:
- CellCept tablets, capsules, and liquid suspension are taken by mouth twice a day. The injectable form is administered as a slow injection (called an infusion) into a vein (intravenously, or by IV) twice a day.
- Try to take your doses at the same time each day to keep an even level of the medicine in your bloodstream.
- You should take this medicine on an empty stomach, one hour before or two hours after a meal. Some people who are stable on treatment may be able to take CellCept with food. Do not take this medicine with food without first talking to your healthcare provider.
- CellCept tablets and capsules should be swallowed whole. Do not crush, cut, or chew the tablets, or open or crush the capsules.
- Avoid getting the liquid medicine or the contents from a damaged capsule on your hands or in your eyes or nose. If contact occurs, wash your skin with soap and water, or rinse your eyes with water.
- Shake the liquid suspension before use. Measure your dose with a marked oral syringe or medicine cup. Do not use a regular household spoon, as they are not accurate enough to measure liquid medicines. Your pharmacist can give you an appropriate measuring device for this medication if you need one.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. CellCept will not prevent transplant rejection if you stop taking it.
Dosing InformationThe dose of CellCept your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The reason you are taking it
- Your height and weight (in children)
- Your age
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you are taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click CellCept Dosage for more information.)