Cellcept Oral Suspension 175ml

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INTRODUCTION

CELLCEPT contains Mycophenolate mofetil which belongs to a group of medicine called immunosuppressants. It is used to prevent your body rejecting a transplanted organ (kidney, heart, or liver). It should be used together with other medicines such as ciclosporin and corticosteroids. Immunosuppressant is an agent that can suppress or prevent the immune response. It works by reduce the action of body's own defence system (the immune system) and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ.

The most common side effects of this medication are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, high blood pressure, and changes in the number of white blood cells. This medicine is strictly not recommended for use in children under 2 years old. It can be used in children and adolescents (aged 2 to 18 years). Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

USES OF CELLCEPT

  • Prevent your body from rejecting a transplanted organ (kidney, heart, or liver)

HOW CELLCEPT WORKS

CELLCEPT works by reduce the action of body's own defence system (the immune system) and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take CELLCEPT exactly as your doctor has told you. Shake well before use.

SIDE EFFECTS OF CELLCEPT

SERIOUS

  • infection such as a fever or sore throat
  • unexpected bruising or bleeding
  • rash, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, with difficulty breathing (such as anaphylaxis, angioeodema)

COMMON

  • nausea, vomiting
  • fewer white cell or red cell in your blood
  • infections of brain, stomach, lungs and urinary tract
  • skin and mouth infections
  • lymph and skin cancer
  • feeling very tired
  • severe pains
  • headache, flu symptoms and swelling
  • blood in the urine
  • inflammation of the pancreas, colon or stomach
  • gastrointestinal disorders including bleeding
  • liver disorders
  • dizziness or drowsiness 
  • tremor, muscle spasms, convulsions
  • anxiety or depressed, changes in your mood or thoughts
  • change in blood pressure, accelerated heartbeat and widening of blood vessels
  • weight loss, gout, high blood sugar

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea and vomiting:

Try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.

Stomach pain:

Try to rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly or have smaller and frequent meals. Applying heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may also help. If still pain persists, speak to your doctor.

Headache:

Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.

Constipation: 

Take fibre rich foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.

Diarrhoea:

Drink lots of fluid such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to a doctor.

Dizziness:

Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.

Weight loss:

Take breakfast every day. Eat lots of protein. Weigh yourself regularly. Lift weights.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

CELLCEPT is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

CELLCEPT is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machine while taking this medicine since it may cause drowsiness, numb or confusion.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with CELLCEPT.

KIDNEY

CELLCEPT should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

CELLCEPT should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take CELLCEPT if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to mycophenolate mofetil or any other ingredients in this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

CELLCEPT should be used with caution in patients suffering from active heart diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Tell your doctor if you have or had condition such as,

  • infection such as a fever or sore throat
  • any unexpected bruising or bleeding
  • ever had a problem with your digestive system such as a stomach ulcer
  • a rare problem with your metabolism called phenylketonuria

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor if you are taking,

  • azathioprine or other medicines (given after a transplant operation)
  • cholestyramine (used to treat high cholesterol)
  • antibiotic such as rifampicin (used to prevent and treat infections such as tuberculosis)
  • antacid or proton pump inhibitor (used for acid problems in your stomach such as indigestion)
  • phosphate binder (used by people with chronic kidney failure to reduce how much phosphate gets absorbed into their blood)
  • isavuconazole (used to treat fungal infections)
  • telmisartan (used to treat high blood pressure)
  • vaccine (a live vaccine)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Mycophenolate mofetil
Pharmacological Category :   Immunosuppressant Agent  
Therapeutic Indication :  

Prevent your body rejecting a transplanted organ (kidney, heart, or liver)

Dosage Forms :  

Tablet, Oral suspension

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT CELLCEPT

Can I take CELLCEPT during breast feeding?

It is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

How does CELLCEPT works?

It works by reducing the action of body's own defence system (the immune system) and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ.

What are the uses of CELLCEPT?

It is used to prevent your body rejecting a transplanted organ (kidney, heart, or liver).

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi. Immunosuppressant Drugs. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. Seventh Edition,2013. Page - 883.

2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page - 2648 - 2655.

3. Gaetano Ciancio 1, Joshua Miller, Thomas A Gonwa. Review of major clinical trials with mycophenolate mofetil in renal transplantation. NIH: National Library of Medicine, National center of biotechnology Information Pubmed.gov. 15 Oct 2005. [Accessed 17 Nov 2020] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16251852/

4. Roche Pharma AG; Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised on Feb 2020] [Accessed 17 Nov 2020] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1569.pdf

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1
    Item Weight
    180
    Ingredient
    MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 1 gm/5ml
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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