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CellCept vs. Prednisone for Lupus

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Mycophenolic acid International Nonproprietary Name or mycophenolate is an Immunosuppression drug used to prevent Transplant rejection in organ transplantation. It was initially marketed as the prodrug mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) to improve ... Read more on Wikipedia
Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressive drug drug. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases and (at higher doses) some types of cancer, but has significant adverse effects. Because it ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Tammy
March 13, 2014
Tammy wrote
Diflucan and Cellcept
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By Shelly
January 21, 2014
Shelly wrote
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I was orig put on hydrocortisone, my joints all went bad, I had confused brain and memory loss. Then they put me on prednisolone, god I was in a rage all the time. At the end of 3 weeks my brain felt like it was going to burst. I'm being told I need steroids to live. But since I've taken them I'm just egsisting. I have trouble walking, my feet are so painful and my brain is mush.
Willow  |  March 30, 2014
I was put prednisone for wheezing. I am 46. On day 4. My heart
Rate is going down to as low as 52. I have dry mouth and
I'm talking more than normal. I have anxiety normally
And I'm freaking out about my heart rate. I can't confirm that its the
Prednisone but my heart rate is typically fast.
I am afraid my heart is going to just stop.
Marnie46  |  March 29, 2014
Prednisone had a similar effect on me. I became a lot more violent and easily irritated. I found that normal things would set me off and make me rageful. My mood was almost bipolar. It does go away once off the med for about a week or so. The mental changes are not permanent at all, but they are definitely the result of Prednisone.
March 24, 2014
Yes, definitely. This has happened to me as well as my sister, especially when the steroid (prednisone) levels are high. Talking more like if your really have too much caffeine in your system, also constant urination (more at night) and lastly sudden changes in mood.
Mark  |  March 12, 2014
YES! I am in the VERY same boat with my dad! I wish I had seen your post sooner.
mickilynn  |  February 22, 2014
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By Lighthouse
January 20, 2014
Lighthouse wrote
Prednisone and Suicidal
i was on prednisone 40mg i feel awful and low mood , cry every day i want kill myself not worth my life i hate steriod affect my heart fast beat and ectopic beat terrible but steriod reduce 5mg start feel better
yvonne  |  April 15, 2014
I was on 80 mg a day at the peak and it made me quite angry and violent. I was never near suicide but it definitely messed with my mind. However, I found that this effect ended about a week after I stopped taking it, and I did not have any serious withdrawal problems.
March 24, 2014
Yes, "speedy and talkative" is a common effect. The psychotic effects can kick in on higher doses. My husband was on 160 when he became psychotic the first time and 90 the second. What is important is that depression can occur while coming off, even tapering the correct way. Doctors know about that. What they need to also know is how to treat those who do show extreme lability. What you can do is make sure your doctors are aware.
Lighthouse  |  January 23, 2014
I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. I am wondering if my mom will get like that when she stops the prednisone. While on it, she is speedy and talkative and child-like acting. I'm wondering if it will be like a crash effect when it gets out of her system. Was your husband ever speedy and talkative on it?
shelly  |  January 21, 2014
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By CareBear2000
January 15, 2014
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Prednisone
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By may
January 14, 2014
may wrote
prednisone
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By Tracy
November 17, 2013
Tracy wrote
On Prednisolone
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By Jean
November 7, 2013
Jean wrote
trunkel obesity caused by prednisone
I am currently in Anatomy and Physiology II at Northwest Florida State College and it sounds like you might have Cushing's Disease. General signs and symptoms of this includes fat redistribution (Truncal Obesity) and weight gain. However, it is treatable because all it is, is an overproduction of the hormone Cortisol. With that being said, just tell your family physician that you need a lab for your Cortisol/Corticosterone levels. Hope this helps!!
Malcolm Griffith  |  April 11, 2014
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By JADE
September 19, 2013
JADE wrote
ulcer colitis and prednisone
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By Beveerly Johnson
September 19, 2013
Beveerly Johnson wrote
Trunkel obesity caused by prednisone
yes taking too much prednisolone can raise your cortisol levels causing obesity ie, cushings disease and un fortunately the only way to get rid of it is exercise, and also metabolic tests to check insulin levels hopes this helps
marie  |  December 3, 2013
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By Mockingbird813
September 2, 2013
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Risperdal flat affect
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What patients are saying about CellCept + Prednisone + Lupus

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the Imuran, but decided to try Cellcept instead. They've...
...as meds helped breathing and eyes, but didn't help back pain or walking. They said breathing was the main concern and that was under control. Now the main concern is the Prednisone so they stil...
which is prednisone. I will try to take cellcept with food....
...thing and pulmison, which is prednisone. I will try to take cellcept with food. Do you take...
right now, My neurologist is going to add cellcept...
...cidp and am on prednisone right now, My neurologist is going to add cellcept next month...
the i.v. pred, and switch back to Cellcept does the trick,...
...(((hugs))). I hope the i.v. pred, and switch back to Cellcept does the trick, and you...
I started on Imuran about 4 years ago after CellCept proved...
...started on Imuran about 4 years ago after CellCept proved a disastrous ...months and then began tapering from prednisone. I have had NO side effects from the Imuran, abs...
every day and went down form 30 to 20 mg of Prednisone...
...on 2000 mg of Cellcept every day and went down form 30 to 20 mg of Prednisone. But my sed rate ...all after reducing the Prednisone, so I ...
when you switched from CellCept to Imuran?  Or, if there...
...several autoimmune disorders.  I am on high dose Prednisone and have been taking Cellcept to help with symptoms of my Myasthenia Gravis.  ...when you switched from CellCept to Imuran?  Or, i...
me off. now my pred is 15 mg and i take methotrexate and...
i was on cellcept for about 5 yesrs and felt really good....and got my prednisone down to 5 mg. then ...cellcept and took me off. now my pred is 15 mg and i take methotrexate and...
cellcept and I have gone from 60 to 25 of predisone. I am...
I had plasmapherisis when I was in crisis, predisone, and then cellcept. It has been 7 months on cellcept and I have gone from 60 to 25 of predisone. I am living a full day and doing great....
it. So anyways we are going to try to reduce the Prednisone...
Sangye, I am on Cellcept 2000 mg now. The kidney doctor does not want to increase it. So anyways we are going to try to reduce the Prednisone and then if that doesn't work will be talking...
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