People who have a heart, liver, or kidney transplant may benefit from CellCept® (mycophenolate mofetil). It comes as tablets, capsules, an oral liquid suspension, and intravenous (IV) injections. CellCept works by blocking certain enzymes in the body, causing the immune system to become less active.
The dosage your healthcare provider prescribes will depend on various factors, such as your age, weight, and other medications you are taking. CellCept tablets, capsules, and liquid are typically taken by mouth twice daily. The injectable form is administered as a slow injection (called an infusion) into a vein (intravenously, or by IV) twice a day.
Possible side effects may include swelling, pain, and high blood pressure. Before using this medicine, tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking. Also, make sure he or she knows if you have any allergies or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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