Anyone taking Cellcept (micofelonate mofetil) ??

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   Posted 12/11/2010 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello from mexico! is anyone taking micofelonate mofetil? (cell cept) i have been taking it for 1 year and i wanna know if theres any side effects? and i have a doubt , is it as expensive as in mexico?
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   Posted 12/11/2010 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, it's expensive here as well. If you haven't noticed any side effects then you don't have any!

The only side effects I had is that my hair thinned some.

I changed you subject line a little so more people would read.
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   Posted 12/12/2010 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I am on the verge of starting to take it. I have been on prednisone far too long, and it was suggested as a safer alternative to the high dose tapers I am forced to take for my ashma, and the 5 mg. maintenance I have lived on for my neuro symptoms. Both my neurologist and rheumatologist have encouraged me to do so, as I was staying at a high level of sick, in a flare that wouldn't quit. The doc was about to write the prescription, but I put it off for 6 more months because, for the first time in my life since I was 11,  I am no longer working, and hope that being able to rest more might send my lupus into remission without either prednisone or cellcept. I did alot of research and networking, and am reassured that it's benefits will outweigh the risks. I was impressed that both drs. said the side effects were really not that bad and it seems it's efficacy in autoimmune disease is being actively studied. I plan to call the dr. after Christmas. My health insurance is really good, and my HMO plan will cover the generic form for our $10.00 copay for a 105 day supply. I think the cost is coming down, because it is on the list of standard priced meds from our drug providers. We get almost all of our prescriptions through Medco.
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   Posted 12/12/2010 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Lynnwood said...
Yes, it's expensive here as well. If you haven't noticed any side effects then you don't have any!

The only side effects I had is that my hair thinned some.
What she said wink
Seems to have helped me a lot!

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   Posted 12/12/2010 11:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I also have good ins., so i too have a copay. So, I'm not sure how expensive it is. I've been on cellcept for approx. a month and half. At first I was so afraid of taking it after reading all of the side effects. But I talked with my dr. and decided I needed to as I was on 40 mg per day of prednisone. I am currently down to 25mg. we are trying to ween me off of the prednisone and hoping htat the cellcept will control things. I have had no problems taking the cellcept at this point. I certainly hope that continues and I pray it's effective and I can atleast get the prednisone down to a livable level for long term. I hope you find the answers your looking for. God Bless!
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Prednisone, ultram, mobic, cellcept, plaquinel and ambien.

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   Posted 12/14/2010 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Cellcept continuously for almost one and a half year.  I don't remember any sign effects.  It works pretty well on me.  My lupus was quite active due to my other complications, but Cellcept helps to control my lupus.  Now with the help of Cellcept, I am off all the prednisole.  It's very expensive in the States, but in UK, it only costs 8 pounds for each supply.  I usually get my prescription for three months, and it only costs 8 pounds. 
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