CellCept vs Plaquenil

CellCept
(Rx)
Plaquenil
(Rx)
CellCept is an immunosuppressive medication and an arthritis medication.
Plaquenil is an arthritis medication and an anti infectious agent.
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Lupus
2.9
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for Lupus
3.7
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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May 3, 1995
April 18, 1955
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
26,819 Discussions
76,351 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Lupus
#3 for Inflammation
#4 for Transplant
#5 for Joint Pain
Our data suggest that CellCept is taken for Lupus and Inflammation, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is used in Transplant.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Lupus
#2 for RA
#4 for Joint Pain
#6 for Arthritis
#7 for UCTD
Plaquenil is prescribed for Lupus, RA, Sjogren's Syndrome and Joint Pain and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cel
Nausea
8
Weight Gain
5
Hair Loss
4
Stomach Problems
2
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
2
Migraines
1
Shingles
1
Stomach Issues
1
Skin Cancer
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Pla
Nausea
8
Hair Loss
7
Weight Gain
4
Dizziness
3
Stomach Problems
3
Migraines
3
Hives
2
Blindness
2
Stomach Issues
1
Tinnitus
1
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CellCept
Cel
Plaquenil
Pla
Nausea
Cel
Pla
8
8
Weight Gain
Cel
Pla
5
4
Hair Loss
Cel
Pla
4
7
Stomach Problems
Cel
Pla
2
3
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
Cel
Pla
2
0
Migraines
Cel
Pla
1
3
Shingles
Cel
Pla
1
0
Stomach Issues
Cel
Pla
1
1
Skin Cancer
Cel
Pla
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Cel
Pla
1
0
Nausea
Pla
Cel
8
8
Hair Loss
Pla
Cel
7
4
Weight Gain
Pla
Cel
4
5
Dizziness
Pla
Cel
3
0
Stomach Problems
Pla
Cel
3
2
Migraines
Pla
Cel
3
1
Hives
Pla
Cel
2
0
Blindness
Pla
Cel
2
0
Stomach Issues
Pla
Cel
1
1
Tinnitus
Pla
Cel
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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D Category D
Before taking CellCept during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Plaquenil during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between CellCept and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Plaquenil and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 250 mg
Suspension: 200 mg/mL
Tablet: 500 mg
Tablet: 200 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Mycophenolate Mofetil
Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between CellCept and Plaquenil: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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