CellCept vs Prednisone for Lupus

CellCept
(Rx)
Prednisone
(Rx)
CellCept is an immunosuppressive medication and an arthritis medication.
Prednisone is a steroid.
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Lupus
2.9
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for Lupus
3.0
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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May 3, 1995
January 17, 1972
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
26,836 Discussions
571,209 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 RA
#2 for Allergy
#3 for Swelling
#6 for Asthma
#7 for Lupus
#8 for Infection
#10 for Rash
#11 for Headaches
#12 for Itching
#13 for Joint Pain
#14 for Cancer
#16 for Hives
#17 for Acne
Prednisone is prescribed for RA, Allergy, Crohn's Disease, Swelling, Ulcerative Colitis, Lupus, Asthma, Infection, Rash, Headaches, Itching, Joint Pain, Shortness of Breath, Hives and Acne and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cel
Nausea
5
Weight Gain
4
Hair Loss
3
Stomach Problems
2
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
1
Migraines
1
Shingles
1
Stomach Issues
1
Skin Cancer
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Pre
Weight Gain
9
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Mood Swings
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Cataract
1
Bone Loss
1
Stomach Problems
1
Sleep Disorders
1
Increased Appetite
1
Loss of Appetite
1
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CellCept
Cel
Prednisone
Pre
Nausea
Cel
Pre
5
0
Weight Gain
Cel
Pre
4
9
Hair Loss
Cel
Pre
3
0
Stomach Problems
Cel
Pre
2
1
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
Cel
Pre
1
0
Migraines
Cel
Pre
1
0
Shingles
Cel
Pre
1
0
Stomach Issues
Cel
Pre
1
0
Skin Cancer
Cel
Pre
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Cel
Pre
1
2
Weight Gain
Pre
Cel
9
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pre
Cel
2
1
Mood Swings
Pre
Cel
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Pre
Cel
1
0
Cataract
Pre
Cel
1
0
Bone Loss
Pre
Cel
1
0
Stomach Problems
Pre
Cel
1
2
Sleep Disorders
Pre
Cel
1
0
Increased Appetite
Pre
Cel
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Pre
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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Before taking CellCept during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between CellCept and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 250 mg
Suspension: 200 mg/mL
Tablet: 500 mg
No methods of use & dosage information found
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Mycophenolate Mofetil
Prednisone
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between CellCept and Prednisone: 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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