Content Details
Written By
MMST, MBBS
Reviewed By
MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
Last updated on:
18 Jun 2019 | 06:54 PM (IST)
Want to know more?
Read Our Editorial Policy
Have issue with the content?
Report Problem

Cellcept 250 mg Capsule


Overview

Introduction of Cellcept Capsule

Cellcept 250 mg Capsule is an immunosuppressant medicine. It suppresses the activity of the body's immune system and prevents the body from rejecting a transplant. Use of Cellcept 250 mg Capsule may lead to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, high blood pressure and decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils).

Cellcept Capsule side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)

How to use Cellcept Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cellcept 250 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cellcept Capsule works

Cellcept 250 mg Capsule is an immunosuppressant. It reduces the action of body's own defense system (the immune system) and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ.

Cellcept Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cellcept 250 mg Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Cellcept 250 mg Capsule is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Driving
SAFE
Cellcept 250 mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Cellcept 250 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cellcept 250 mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Cellcept 250 mg Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Cellcept 250 mg Capsule
₹32.77/Capsule
Mycept 250 Capsule
Panacea Biotec Ltd
₹39.54/Capsule
21% costlier
Stricept 250mg Capsule
Strides shasun Ltd
₹52/Capsule
59% costlier
Keycept 250mg Capsule
Anthem Biopharma
₹44/Capsule
34% costlier
₹41.9/Capsule
28% costlier

Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cellcept 250 mg Capsule to stop your body from rejecting a transplanted organ (e.g. kidney, heart or liver). 
  • It may take 6 to 12 weeks for Cellcept 250 mg Capsule to start working. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • It may cause birth defects so birth control is required in females with reproductive potential.
  • It makes you more susceptible to getting infections. Avoid contact with people who have an infection. Consult your doctor immediately if you develop a sore throat, high temperature, any other signs of infections.
  • Protect yourself from direct sunlight by wearing protective clothing and applying a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF).
  • Take it with food to minimize possible side effects like nausea and stomach pain.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor the levels of blood cells in your blood. Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms such as unexplained bruising or bleeding, sore throat, mouth ulcers, or fever.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Cellcept with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Thioprinz
LIFE-THREATENING
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Biopolio B1/3
LIFE-THREATENING
LIFE-THREATENING
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Sevalac, Sevmed
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Cellcept

arrow
I m having lupus will thalidomide will have side effectRight now doctor advised cellcept and thalidomide daily in prescriptionWill it cause infertility or some other problems
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Please refer to a dermatologist
I'm running from skin treatment and i'm taking capsule acnex 20mg , also running iching treatment and taking pills of terbitotal 250mg , and levosiz 10 mg So can i take muscleblaze weight gainer with this treatment and pills. Plz siggest me????
Dr. Shikha Mishra
Dietician
Yes u can Still confirm with your doctor
arrow
Do you have any questions related to Cellcept 250 mg Capsule?

User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Can Cellcept cause cancer?

Cellcept may increase your chances of certain cancers like skin cancer and lymphoma (cancer of the lymph system). When outside, avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight, wear protective clothing, and apply sunscreen. Call your doctor if you experience a new skin sore or bump, a change in the size or color of a mole, a brown or black skin lesion (sore) with uneven edges, a sore whose one part does not look like the other, skin changes, sores that do not heal, unexplained fever, tiredness that does not go away, weight loss, or pain or swelling in the neck, groin, or armpits.

Q. Why has my doctor given me Cellcept after I have had a kidney transplant?

Cellcept is an immunosuppressant. Cellcept has been prescribed to you to help your body accept the donor kidney. It does so by working on the cells of your immune system, which fight with any foreign substance and reject its presence. This helps in making the transplanted organ more acceptable to your body.

Q. How long does Cellcept take to start working?

Cellcept does not start working immediately and it may take about 8 to 12 weeks before you see any benefits. It is important to continue taking Cellcept since it does not cure your condition. To ensure that your condition does not reappear, you may have to keep taking the medicine for several years.

Q. Is Cellcept a steroid or a chemotherapy drug? Can it cause hair loss?

Cellcept is neither a steroid nor a chemotherapy medicine. It is an immunosuppressant which means that it acts on your immune system to suppress or weaken it so that your body does not reject the donated organ of another person. Hair loss is a common side effect of Cellcept.

Q. Do I need any special tests while taking Cellcept?

Since Cellcept can affect blood count and affect the kidneys and liver, your doctor will ask you to have a blood test before you start the treatment. Once the treatment starts, you will be required to take regular blood tests to check for any changes in the blood. These blood tests will help monitor your response to the medicine and the development of any side effects.

Q. My doctor has asked me to stay away from a person who has chicken pox or shingles. Why?

Cellcept is an immunosuppressant, which means that it decreases the activity of the immune system. Since your immune system is already weak, if you come in contact with a patient of chicken pox or shingles, you may develop it too. This is the reason that your doctor has advised you to be cautious. Therefore, follow your doctor’s advice and contact your doctor immediately if you get chicken pox or shingles as you may require special treatment.

Q. What precautions should a female follow while taking Cellcept?

Do not take Cellcept if you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy. There is a high risk of miscarriage (loss of the pregnancy) during the first 3 months of pregnancy. It may even cause birth defects (problems that are present at birth) in the baby. Therefore, you must use two acceptable forms of birth control together for 4 weeks before you start taking Cellcept, during the treatment, and for 6 weeks after you stop taking Cellcept. Your doctor will suggest the two birth control methods which suit you the best. It is important to use a second form of birth control along with birth control pills as Cellcept may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills.

Q. What precautions should a male follow while taking Cellcept?

It is recommended that either the man or her partner should use reliable contraception during treatment and for 90 days after the treatment. Men should not donate semen during the therapy or for 90 days following discontinuation of Cellcept.

Related Products

Disclaimer: 1mg's sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover all possible side effects, drug interactions or warnings or alerts. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.
References
  1. Krensky AM, Bennett WM, Vincenti F. Immunosuppressants, Tolerogens, and Immunostimulants. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1014-15.
  2. Lake DF, Briggs AD, Akporiaye ET. Immunopharmacology. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. pp. 973.
  3. 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. pp. 943-45.
  4. Mycophenolate mofetil. Barnstaple, Devon: Accord-UK Ltd.; 2009 [revised 10 Apr. 2018]. [Accessed 06 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  5. Lake DF, Briggs AD. Immunopharmacology. In: Katzung BG, Trevor AG, editors. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology. 13th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Education; 2015. [Accessed 28 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  6. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 06 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  7. Mycophenolate mofetil. South San Francisco, California: Genentech USA, Inc.; 1995 [revised Feb. 2019]. [Accessed 17 Jun. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  8. Mycophenolate mofetil. Grenzach-Wyhlen, Germany: Roche Pharma AG; 2018. [Accessed 17 Jun. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
1503, 15th Floor, ‘The Capital’, Plot no. C-70, Behind ICICI Bank, BKC, Bandra (E) , Mumbai 400051
A licensed pharmacy from your nearest location will deliver Cellcept 250mg Capsule. Once the pharmacy accepts your order, the details of the pharmacy will be shared with you. Acceptance of your order is based on the validity of your prescription and the availability of this medicine.
Best Price
₹262.16
MRP327.7  Get 20% OFF
This price is valid only on the orders above ₹500
10 capsules in 1 strip
ADD TO CART
Additional offers
Amazon Pay: Pay and win between ₹10 to ₹250, once per user between 5th to 30th Sep
Show more show_more

INDIA’S LARGEST HEALTHCARE PLATFORM

150M+
Visitors
25M+
Orders Delivered
1000+
Cities
Get the link to download App
+91
Reliable

All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies. All labs listed on the platform are accredited

Secure

1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant

Affordable

Enjoy 20% off on allopathy medicines, up to 50% off on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations

India's only LegitScript and ISO/IEC 27001 certified online healthcare platform
Know More About 1mg
Access medical and health information

1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1000 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.