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started taking cellcept for MG. having bad depression and abnormal thinking.

By Anonymous March 27, 2010 - 7:18pm
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I hope you are feeling better. These immunosuppressants are crazy. I am on Imuran and it is wreaking havoc on me. I am currently waiting for a call from my neuro to hopefully get off it. What did you end up doing?

April 6, 2010 - 7:17am

Dear Anon,

Listed below are the side effects from cellcept as listed on Drugs.com:

Anxiety; back pain; constipation; cough; diarrhea; dizziness; headache; loss of appetite; mild stomach pain; mild tiredness or weakness; nausea; tremor; trouble sleeping; upset stomach; vomiting.

If you experience any of the following SEVERE side effects, please consult your doctor immediately and stop taking the medication:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blood in the urine; bloody or black stools; change in the amount of urine produced; chest pain or pounding in the chest; fainting; irregular heartbeat; mental or mood changes (eg, abnormal thinking); night sweats; numbness, tingling, or swelling of the arms, legs, hands, ankles, or feet; severe headache, dizziness, or blurred vision; severe vomiting or stomach pain; shortness of breath; sluggishness; swollen glands; symptoms of infection (eg, fever, chills, cough, sore throat); symptoms of urinary tract infection (eg, blood in the urine; difficult, frequent, or painful urination; lower stomach or back pain); unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual or persistent tiredness or weakness; unusual skin lumps or growths; unusual weight loss; unusually pale skin; vomiting blood that looks like coffee grounds; white patches in the mouth or throat; yellowing of the skin or eyes.

Mood changes or Abnormal thoughts/thinking is listed under SEVERE side effects. Please notify your doctor immediately so that he/she can change either the medication or the dosage on your prescription.

Keep us posted, please?

March 28, 2010 - 7:05am
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