Cellcept (Mycophenolate)

Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil, mycophenolic acid, or sometimes mycophenolate) is a medication that works by suppressing the immune system.

Cellcept is useful in treating rheumatic diseases like lupus. Outside of rheumatology, Cellcept is used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients.

Taking Cellcept

Cellcept is available as oral tablets in 250 and 500 mg doses. The normal dose of Cellcept is between 500 and 1500 mg twice per day.

It takes 6 to 12 weeks for the Cellcept to start working. It is important for patients starting this medicine to keep taking it as prescribed.

Taking Cellcept with food can help minimize possible side effects like nausea and stomach pain.

Important Tests and Risks

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Safety

Resource(s)

Cellcept Quick Reference Guide