CellCept Medication Information
If you have received a heart, liver, or kidney transplant, your healthcare provider may prescribe an anti-rejection drug called CellCept® (mycophenolate mofetil). The medication works by making the immune system less active, preventing the body from attacking and rejecting the newly transplanted organ. It comes in the form of a capsule, a tablet, an oral liquid suspension, or an intravenous (IV) injection.
While most people tolerate this prescription medicine well, side effects can occur and may include pain, swelling, and high blood pressure. In most cases, reactions to this drug are minor and generally easy to treat.
Before taking CellCept, update your healthcare provider on any information regarding other medications you are taking (including vitamins and supplements), as well as any allergies you may have. It is also important to let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(For more information on this medication, click CellCept. This full-length article offers more details on how this drug works, dosing guidelines, and general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)