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Cellcept Generic Name: Name Mycophenolate Mofetil Treatment for: prevention of organ rejection inpatients undergoing heart transplants




CellCept when used in combination with cyclosporine and corticosteroids has been approved for the prevention of organ rejection inpatients undergoing heart transplants. CellCept has previously been approved for the prevention of organ rejection in kidney-transplant patients.

General Information




The principal adverse reactions associated with the administration of CellCept include diarrhea, leukopenia (reduction of white blood cells), sepsis, and vomiting, and there is evidence of a higher frequency of certain types of infections.

Side Effects


The dosage depends on the type of organ transplanted. For preventing cardiac transplant rejection 1500 mg is prescribed. For prevention of kidney transplant rejection, 1000 mg per day is sufficient for adults and to prevent rejection of liver transplant, 1500 mg of brand or generic Cellcept is required. It can also be prescribed for pediatrics from 3 months to 18 years of age.  The recommended dosage is 600 mg given twice but this may be increased depending on the body surface area. Dosage needs to be adjusted for renal transplant patients with severe renal impairment. For such patients, dosage should be restricted to less than 2 g per day. The oral medication is prescribed for two to three weeks after surgery. 

Cellcept Dosage


Brand Name: Cellcept  Contents: Mycophenolate Mofetil Form: Tablets Strength: 250mg / 500mg Manufactured By: Roche 

Cellcept - Mycophenolate Mofetil Tablet information




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