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sparkydon
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 4/30/2007 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone been using Celcept for treatment of autoimmune hepititis. It is a drug used for organ transplant rejection to work on the immune system.My Dr. did not want me use a steroid. I am having a liver biopsy soon (through jugular vien)

Marg57
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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 5/3/2007 4:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi sparkydon.

I too had a biopsy through the jugular. I was petrified but it wasn't as bad as I thought.

I take CellCept for autoimmune hepatitis. I have been on it for more than twelve months now and I am certainly improved. It replaced Imuran, which was not working as my heptologist thought it would. Unfortunately I still take Prednisone. (down to 9mg per day) but the taper has to be slow as twice when I have reached 10mg per day I have gone into a relapse.

I've had no side effects from CellCept. Prednisone has caused weight gain and depression. (after the initial hyperactivity).

Good luck with the biopsy and CellCept. Let us know how things go.

Marg
 

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