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CellCept vs. Plaquenil for Lupus

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Rating: 4 out of 5
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By Marsha
July 20, 2014
Marsha wrote
Sjodrens and cell pet
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By restless
May 29, 2014
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vivid nightmares
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By Tammy
March 13, 2014
Tammy wrote
Diflucan and Cellcept
I'm updating this post. I diagnosed myself and had a fourth doc confirm that I now have blephariits and am using Restasis; it was an ORDEAL. Now, I find I'm having gastro GERD like issues and had to go on PPIs. I really wonder if all this is caused by Cellcept.
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Plaquenil and retinal detachments
I have been on plaquinil for a little over a year and had a retinal detachment in my left eye. I am 55 years old. No symptoms other than a few floaters. Came on suddenly.
November 19, 2014
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What patients are saying about CellCept vs. Plaquenil

1,383 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
took really well to cellcept but my stomach problems...
...really well to cellcept but my stomach problems started when I started taking Plaquenil but ...with cellcept is stomach problems. Did...
I also have a great deal of memory loss does Cellcept help...
...dx. with sle about 4yrs ago. My Rheumy put me on plaquenil and it helped with the ...found this effective? I also have a great deal of memory loss does Cellcept help with this at all? Thanks. I ...
I am on CellCept which has improved certain matters like...
...I too was allergic to Plaquenil and then Mepacrine which made ...feel worse. Now I am on CellCept which has improved certain matters like the...
put me on Cellcept about 5 months ago and it really works...
...on Plaquenil for 11yrs. I didn't have any side effects from ...I think I became immuned to it. So my Rheumy, put me on Cellcept about 5 months ago and it really works. If...
BEEN VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME. I HAVE NOT HAD ANY SIDE EFFECTS...
...I ALSO TAKE PLAQUENIL 400 QD. THIS HAS BEEN A GOD SENT FOR ME. I HAVE CNS LUPUS. MY LEVEL OF ENERGY HAS IMPROVED. I AM NOW ABLE TO READ AND PROBLEM SOLVE BOTH OF WHICH HAD BEEN VERY DIFFICULT FOR...
they changed me from plaquenil to cellcept but still have...
...also have severe Raynauds phenomenon. My ANA is 1:1280. I am on 40 mg of prednisone and take cellcept twice a day. I have been doing better since they changed me from plaquenil to cellcept but stil...
for about a year - my skin/joint symptoms have been...
...been on Cellcept for about a year - my skin/joint symptoms have been great ...I was on plaquenil (400 mg/day)  for the past year - just stopped it cold with no noticed problems.   I am also...
am now on Cellcept. I felt it really helped with all of...
...A66eyroad,   I took Imuran for about 3 ...took it along with the plaquenil and did not have any side effects from it.   I did ...enzymes.  I  am now on Cellcept.    I felt it really helped ...
on Cellcept and plaquenil for over 5 years-feel great and...
...on Cellcept and plaquenil for over 5 years-feel ...prednisone route initially-Cellcept and plaquenil combo is the best thing that I ever...
so I'm still in the early stages of it. I still get petechia...
...from lupus. I was on plaquinel for about 6-7 ...myfortic seems better. Like cellcept its increased every few weeks so I'm still in the early stages of it. I still get petechia just not as freque...
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