Cellcept & Trying to Conceive

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   Posted 10/4/2007 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   

I don’t have Lupus, I have AIH (auto immune hep) but I was hoping that you fine people could help me out since you may have more experience with this drug.


Current issue: I am scared to death to take the Cellcept (500 mg or 750 mg twice a day). I am scared of what it is doing to my body. My doc. Says it’s a fairly new drug, so it scares me that I'm doing some other kind of damage. I want to get pregnant and you are not supposed to on the Cellcept. You have to stop it 6 wks before u even think about getting preg.

  • ·        Has anyone had a hard time trying to conceive right after stopping Cellcept?
  • ·        Can it make you sterile?
  • ·        Any problems with your baby after you waited the 6 wks before conceiving?
  •        Any other info you can provide?

Strength, Patience, & Confidence

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   Posted 10/4/2007 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Lilac, I can't help you with your questions about conception because my children are all grown, but I do take cellcept and it has been a wonder drug for me. However it has caused some problems with my labs (creatinine and bun) so I've had to decrease my doseage quite a bit. I'm sure your doctor will be sure to check your labs on a regular basis while you're on it.

Good luck with the other issues.
Lupus, Sjogren's, osteoarthritis, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines.
cellcept, neurontin, prednisone, plaquenil, synthroid, triamterene, tramadol, actonel, tri-est, imitrex, cymbalta, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin

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   Posted 10/5/2007 12:07 AM (GMT -6)   

I am also on cellcept and like Pat have grown children. I do know that cellcept has very strong warnings about not getting pregnant while on the drug, not nursing while on the drug, etc.

If I were you, I would let my doctor who was taking care of me for my AIH that I wanted to get pregnant so he/she could prescribe a different.
Next, I would make an appointment to see my obstetrician to let him/her know about my cellcept use to get their input.

I would rather be safe on this end of the pregnancy than to be worried throughout the 9 months of the pregnancy. Hope this helps. All the best to you.

xoxo emmie

SLE, limited scleroderma, Sjogrens, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, seizure disorder, Raynauds, Hashimoto's (or Autoimmune) Enchephalopathy

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   Posted 10/10/2007 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you. I am going to talk to my doc but sometimes they dont really see the other side of things. they just want to get the diease under control and arent really concerned with anything else.

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