Should a person take Cellcept with kidneys functioning at 100%? My spouse is a lupus pt and was recently prescribed this medication due to swelling in his legs and feet. I am doing some research on this medication and very concerned about him taking it. He was prescribed 500mg a day for 2 weeks, then two tablets a day for 2 weeks, then 3 tablets a day. I am concerned about damage to his kidneys from the use of this medication and also concerned about immunosuppression.

Cell Cept (mycophenolate mofetil) is a immunosuppressive medication used in lupus patients to prevent damage to major organs such as his kidneys.  I am not able to make a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present.  I am unable to recommend treatment without knowing much more about the circumstances and medical issues in your husband’s case, but Cell Cept should not cause kidney damage.

 

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