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Old 12-08-2005, 04:22 PM   #1
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Is anyone taking Cellcept?

Hello,

Is anyone taking Cellecpt? My doc wants to start me on it. What are the side effects if any is anyone out there is experiencing.

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Old 12-15-2005, 02:54 PM   #2
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Re: Is anyone taking Cellcept?

i am on it and the side effects are minimal.
i am on 2000 mg a day but i understand it can go up to 3000.
good luck. i saw in another thread that you were comparing to cytoxan..
there is no comparison on side effects. cellcept is milder and if it works for you, a better alternative.
i wish you as much success with it as i had.
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Old 02-10-2006, 12:51 AM   #3
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Re: Is anyone taking Cellcept?

Thanks for the reply... But have you had any side effects from it? the package insert states it can cause hair loss and acne, is this true?

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Old 02-12-2006, 04:49 PM   #4
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Re: Is anyone taking Cellcept?

it is true, and it can also cause tremors. but it has helped my kidney function so much that i could deal with all of that.
i hope you have the same success. it reduced my numbers dramatically.

 
Old 02-14-2006, 12:08 PM   #5
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Re: Is anyone taking Cellcept?

what side effects have you had?

Thanks for the information,
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Old 02-15-2006, 10:09 PM   #6
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Re: Is anyone taking Cellcept?

What about the cost? With insurance my cost would be $85.00 a month for 1000 mg dose. I'm seriously considering the Imuran for 2 reasons. I was on it before and had good results with minimal side affects and the cost! Whew!
Any opinions?
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Old 02-19-2006, 02:01 AM   #7
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Re: Is anyone taking Cellcept?

Does your insurance coverage include prescription mail order? For me, Cellcept will be $99 a month with insurance at the pharmacy or I can get 3 month's worth for $50. My rheumatologist was not happy to write a 3 month prescription. Threatened to revoke it if I missed even 1 lab appointment.... I am nervous about taking this drug so I plan to be very compliant.

 
Old 02-19-2006, 01:40 PM   #8
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Re: Is anyone taking Cellcept?

Thanks so much for the reply.
The mail order program is not a very good one. You pay 3 months co-pays and get 3 months supply of meds. Really strange!! I'm really leaning towards Imuran as I've been on it before in the past and it was successful for me.

Have a great day,
Dee

 
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