Compare Cellcept vs. Sandimmune

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Prevents organ transplant rejection.

Cellcept (Mycophenolate Mofetil) is a good medication that prevents rejection of an organ transplant, but it can cause annoying stomach problems like diarrhea.

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Upsides
  • It's a first-choice medication for preventing organ rejection since it doesn't hurt the kidneys or liver like other medications in its class.
  • Can often be used by itself to prevent rejection without using more complicated medications like steroids or Tacrolimus.
  • However, survival rates are the highest and rejection is the lowest when Cellcept (Mycophenolate Mofetil) is used with other medications to prevent transplant rejection.
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Downsides
  • Regular blood tests are needed, especially in the beginning, to make sure Cellcept (Mycophenolate Mofetil) isn't affecting your body in a bad way.
  • Diarrhea is the main reason why people stop taking Cellcept (Mycophenolate Mofetil).
  • If you're interested in becoming pregnant, you need to switch to a different medication since Cellcept (Mycophenolate Mofetil) can cause serious birth defects.
  • You may need to take another medicine to control your blood pressure, blood sugar, or cholesterol while on this.
  • Since it's an immunosuppressant, it can increase your risk of infections and certain cancers.
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Used for
  • Cardiac transplant rejection; Prophylaxis Liver transplant rejection; Prophylaxis Plaque psoriasis (Severe)
  • Recalcitrant
  • In nonimmunocompromised patients Renal transplant rejection; Prophylaxis Rheumatoid arthritis (Severe)
  • With inadequate response to methotrexate
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Oral suspension
  • Pill
  • Liquid
Price
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Side effects
41possible side effects
  • Hypertension
    78%
  • Pain
    76%
  • Peripheral edema
    64%
  • Headache
    54%
  • Nausea
    54%
  • Fever
    47%
  • Hyperglycemia
    47%
  • Diarrhea
    45%
  • Asthenia
    43%
  • Anemia
    43%
  • Leukocytosis
    41%
  • Hyper-cholesteremia
    41%
  • Constipation
    41%
  • Insomnia
    41%
  • Creatinine increased
    39%
  • Infection
    37%
  • Dyspnea
    37%
  • Back pain
    35%
  • BUN increased
    35%
  • Abdominal pain
    34%
  • Vomiting
    34%
  • Hypotension
    33%
  • Hypokalemia
    32%
  • Cough increased
    31%
  • Leukopenia
    30%
  • Lung disorder
    30%
  • Dizziness
    28%
  • Anxiety
    28%
  • Edema
    27%
  • Chest pain
    26%
  • Cardiovascular disorder
    26%
  • Sinusitis
    26%
  • Hypochromic anemia
    25%
  • Thrombocytopenia
    24%
  • Tremor
    24%
  • Lactic dehydrogenase increased
    23%
  • Kidney function abnormal
    22%
  • Rash
    22%
  • Paresthesia
    21%
  • Tachycardia
    20%
  • Severe neutropenia
    3%
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The Sandimmune (Cyclosporine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Harm to fetus
    • Women of childbearing age
  • Serious infections
    • Taking other immunosuppressant drugs
    • Age 60 or older
    • Weak immune system
  • Blood disorders
  • Cancer
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