Emcept 500mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Emcept Tablet

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Uses of Emcept Tablet

Emcept 500mg Tablet is used in organ transplantation.
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Side effects of Emcept Tablet

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Headache, Increased blood pressure, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils).

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How to use Emcept Tablet

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. Emcept 500mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Emcept Tablet works

Emcept 500mg tablet is an immunosuppressant. It reduces the action of body's own defense system (the immune system) and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ.

In Depth Information on Emcept Tablet

Expert advice for Emcept Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Emcept to stop the body from rejecting a transplanted organ (e.g. kidney, heart or liver).
  • You might need to take other medications such as corticosteroids and cyclosporin while on Emcept.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Avoid contact with people who have cold, flu or other contagious illness. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.
  • Do not receive certain vaccine such as “live vaccines” while you are on Emcept. They may not work well and may not fully protect you.
  • Protect yourself from direct sunlight by wearing protective clothing and applying a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF).
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Warnings
Special precautions for Emcept 500mg Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Emcept 500mg Tablet 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.
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Lactation
UNSAFE
Emcept 500mg Tablet is usafe 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 breast feeding is not advisable.
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Driving
SAFE
Emcept 500mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Emcept 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with
kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Emcept 500mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Emcept
500mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
GeneVac-B Vaccine, VaxiFlu-S Vaccine, Zuviflu Vaccine, Captomer 50mg Tablet
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Emcept 500mg Tablet

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No. Emcept is not a steroid drug
Emcept is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
Yes. Emcept may cause death of immune cells and it also causes certain types of skin cancers. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

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