How much CellCept do transplant patients take?

How much CellCept do transplant patients take?

How much CellCept do transplant patients take?

The recommended dose of CELLCEPT for adult heart transplant patients is 1.5 g orally or intravenously infused over no less than 2 hours administered twice daily (daily dose of 3 g).

How far apart should I take CellCept?

Doses should be at least 12 hours apart. Pick times that are easy for you so that you do not miss a dose. You should consult your doctor before you stop taking this medicine or before you change the amount for any reason. You may become ill if you stop taking this medicine suddenly.

Should CellCept be stopped before surgery?

Stop Before Surgery It is important for patients to coordinate with their doctor to stop treatment before any surgery. It can be re-started once things have healed and there’s no sign of infection.

Can tacrolimus and CellCept be taken together?

No interactions were found between CellCept and tacrolimus.

Is CellCept a strong immunosuppressant?

Used with other medicines to keep your body from rejecting an organ transplant (heart, kidney, liver). This medicine is an immunosuppressant.

When is the best time to take CellCept?

It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach, either 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Mycophenolate capsules and tablets should be swallowed whole. Do not break, crush, open, or chew them.

How fast does mycophenolate work?

Mycophenolate doesn’t work immediately. It may be up to four months before you notice any benefit.

Can you drink alcohol while taking mycophenolate?

It is safe to drink alcohol in moderation whilst on mycophenolate, but this may make any diarrhoea and nausea worse. Seasonal vaccination against influenza is recommended for people of any age while they are taking mycophenolate, and also vaccination with a pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine against pneumonia.

Is mycophenolate a strong drug?

Following oral administration, mycophenolate mofetil is rapidly absorbed and hydrolyzed (converted) to MPA. MPA is the active metabolite which has pharmacological activity. MPA is a strong, reversible inhibitor of inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase (IMPDH).