CellCept Warnings and Precautions
If you had an organ transplant and receive CellCept, make sure your healthcare provider knows if you have any kind of infection, a stomach ulcer, or any type of cancer. This medicine can be an effective method of preventing organ rejection, but CellCept does have several safety warnings and precautions that should be heeded by those who are taking certain medications or have certain allergies.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking CellCept® (mycophenolate mofetil) if you have:
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Lymphoma, skin cancer, or any other type of cancer
- An infection of any kind, including a viral, fungal, or bacterial infection
- Plans to receive a vaccination
- A weakened immune system due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), or any other cause
- An ulcer in the stomach or upper intestines (peptic ulcer) or other digestive problems
- A rare hereditary deficiency of hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HGPRT), such as Lesch-Nyhan or Kelley-Seegmiller syndrome
- Phenylketonuria (PKU), a rare genetic disorder
- A history of hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.