- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Cellcept* used for?
Generic for Cellcept* (Mycophenolate Mofetil) is an immunosuppressant drug that is prescribed to prevent the rejection of organ transplants such as kidney, liver, or heart transplant in your body. This medicine suppresses your body's immune system that can attack a transplanted organ. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Cellcept*?
The dosage of Generic for Cellcept* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Cellcept* on an empty stomach one hour before or two hours after meals. Swallow this medicine whole with a full glass of water. Do not crush, chew or open it.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Cellcept*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Cellcept* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Cellcept*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Cellcept*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and unusual bleeding.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Cellcept*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Cellcept*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Cellcept*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Cellcept* can interact with other medicines that weaken the immune system, any other type of antibiotic, and antacids.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Cellcept*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Cellcept* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Cellcept* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Cellcept* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Cellcept* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Cellcept* can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headache, stomach pain, gas, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, and insomnia. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are trouble breathing, fast heart rate, chest pain, bloody stools, problems with vision, and difficult urination. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Cellcept*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Cellcept*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Cellcept* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Cellcept*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Cellcept*?
How will Generic for Cellcept* work in my body?
How should Generic for Cellcept* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Cellcept* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before taking Generic for Cellcept*, tell your doctor if you have a kidney disease, stomach ulcer, and fungal infection. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. While using Generic for Cellcept*, do not drive, handle machinery, or perform any activity that requires alertness. Limit alcoholic beverages. Avoid prolonged exposure to sun.