Common Cellcept Side Effects


The most commonly reported Cellcept side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Diarrhoea (120)
Death (98)
Transplant Rejection (79)
Anaemia (69)
Pyrexia (63)
Pneumonia (50)
Cytomegalovirus Infection (50)
Sepsis (45)
Blood Creatinine Increased (45)
Vomiting (45)
Aplasia Pure Red Cell (43)
Nausea (42)
Agranulocytosis (42)
Dyspnoea (38)
Infection (38)
Renal Impairment (38)
Renal Failure (36)
Kidney Transplant Rejection (35)
Thrombotic Microangiopathy (33)
Asthenia (33)

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Cellcept Side Effects Reported to FDA



Cellcept Side Effect Report#9988656
Liver Disorder, Off Label Use
This is a report of a 38-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Cellcept (dosage: Dosage Is Uncertain., start time: NS), combined with:
  • Insulin
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Liver Disorder, Off Label Use after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Cellcept treatment in male patients, resulting in Liver Disorder side effect.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9988568
Respiratory Distress, Cough, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Renal Failure Acute, Proteinuria
This report suggests a potential Cellcept Respiratory Distress side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 9.-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Cellcept (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Cellcept the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Respiratory Distress, Cough, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Renal Failure Acute, ProteinuriaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Singulair
  • Ciprodex (ciprofloxacin/dexamethasone) (4 Drops)
  • Prednisolon
  • Lisinopril/hctz (10 To 12.5 M)
  • Aranesp
  • Lipitor
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Ventolin Hfa
The patient was hospitalized. Although Cellcept demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Respiratory Distress, may still occur.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9982799
Diarrhoea, Nausea, Product Substitution Issue
This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 73-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Nov 26, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Cellcept (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Cellcept, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Diarrhoea, Nausea, Product Substitution IssueThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9981212
Cellulitis, Vomiting, Pyrexia, Condition Aggravated, Infection
This Cellulitis side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 51-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis against transplant rejection,pain,cardiovascular event prophylaxis.The patient was prescribed Cellcept (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jun 13, 2007. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Tylenol (2500 Mg As Needed)
  • Metoprolol Succinate
  • Aspirin
  • Aspirin
  • Furosemide
  • Tacrolimus
  • Prednisone
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate
.After starting to take Cellcept the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Cellulitis, Vomiting, Pyrexia, Condition Aggravated, InfectionThese side effects may potentially be related to Cellcept. The patient was hospitalized.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9969419
This is a report of a 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: liver transplant, who was treated with Cellcept (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Cellcept treatment in female patients, resulting in Death side effect.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9937420
Renal Failure, Hepatic Failure, Infection, Cytomegalovirus Gastroenteritis
This report suggests a potential Cellcept Renal Failure side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis against transplant rejection and used Cellcept (dosage: Dosage Is Uncertain.) starting 2009. After starting Cellcept the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Renal Failure, Hepatic Failure, Infection, Cytomegalovirus GastroenteritisAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Ciclosporin
  • Nateglinide (Dosage Is Uncertain.)
  • Tamsulosin (Dosage Is Uncertain.)
  • Cilostazol (Dosage Is Uncertain.)
  • Rabeprazole Sodium (Dosage Is Uncertain.)
  • Prednisolone (50mg To 20mg To 10mg To 5mg)
  • Tacrolimus Hydrate (Dosage Is Uncertain.)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Cellcept demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Renal Failure, may still occur.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9927427
Agranulocytosis, Pyrexia, Skin Irritation
This Agranulocytosis problem was reported by a health professional from IT. A 66-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: liver transplant. On
May 20, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Cellcept (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Lansoprazole
  • Prograf
  • Deursil
  • Cardioaspirin
  • Viread
When using Cellcept, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Agranulocytosis, Pyrexia, Skin IrritationAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Agranulocytosis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9927422
This Death side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 57-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: renal transplant.The patient was prescribed Cellcept (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Cellcept the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: These side effects may potentially be related to Cellcept.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9924368
Oesophageal Stenosis, Diverticulum, Vomiting
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: systemic lupus erythematosus,pain, who was treated with Cellcept (dosage: Form Strength (1 G Per 5 Ml), start time: NS), combined with:
  • Morphine Sulfate
  • Prednisone
  • Paracetamol
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Oesophageal Stenosis, Diverticulum, Vomiting after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Cellcept treatment in female patients, resulting in Oesophageal Stenosis side effect.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9924295
Arthralgia, Osteonecrosis
This report suggests a potential Cellcept Arthralgia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 55-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from FR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: heart transplant rejection and used Cellcept (dosage: NA) starting
Mar 09, 2012. After starting Cellcept the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Arthralgia, OsteonecrosisAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Neoral
  • Solupred (france)
Although Cellcept demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Arthralgia, may still occur.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9921135
Febrile Neutropenia, Agranulocytosis, Leukopenia
This Febrile Neutropenia problem was reported by a physician from FR. A 49-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis against transplant rejection. On
Jul 22, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Cellcept (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Rovalcyte
  • Advagraf
  • Amlor
  • Pentacarinat
  • Aranesp
  • Levothyrox
  • Zymad
  • Kardegic
When using Cellcept, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Febrile Neutropenia, Agranulocytosis, LeukopeniaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Febrile Neutropenia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9919418
Malignant Ascites, Leiomyoma, Adenocarcinoma, Off Label Use
This Malignant Ascites side effect was reported by a physician from JP. A 60-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: graft versus host disease.The patient was prescribed Cellcept (drug dosage: Dosage Is Uncertain.), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Tacrolimus (Dosage Is Uncertain)
  • Prednisolone (Dosage Is Uncertain)
.After starting to take Cellcept the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Malignant Ascites, Leiomyoma, Adenocarcinoma, Off Label UseThese side effects may potentially be related to Cellcept.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9918301
Gastrointestinal Mucosal Disorder, Oedema Mucosal, Transplant Rejection, Nausea, Vomiting, Decreased Appetite, Flatulence
This is a report of a 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CN, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: renal transplant, who was treated with Cellcept (dosage: NA, start time:
Jan 26, 2007), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Gastrointestinal Mucosal Disorder, Oedema Mucosal, Transplant Rejection, Nausea, Vomiting, Decreased Appetite, Flatulence after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Cellcept treatment in female patients, resulting in Gastrointestinal Mucosal Disorder side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9915312
Blood Creatinine Increased, Blood Urea Increased, Increased Tendency To Bruise, Pyrexia, Cough, Pulmonary Congestion
This report suggests a potential Cellcept Blood Creatinine Increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 16-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Cellcept (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Cellcept the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Blood Creatinine Increased, Blood Urea Increased, Increased Tendency To Bruise, Pyrexia, Cough, Pulmonary CongestionAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Losartan
  • Tacrolimus
  • Prednisone
Although Cellcept demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Blood Creatinine Increased, may still occur.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9912404
Lupus Nephritis, Proteinuria, Diffuse Alopecia, Pyrexia, Off Label Use
This Lupus Nephritis problem was reported by a physician from BE. A 28-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: lupus nephritis. On NS this consumer started treatment with Cellcept (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Cellcept, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Lupus Nephritis, Proteinuria, Diffuse Alopecia, Pyrexia, Off Label UseAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Lupus Nephritis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9908121
Bone Pain, Fatigue
This Bone Pain side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 48-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Cellcept (drug dosage: 2 Pills Am 2 Pills Pm), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Cellcept the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Bone Pain, FatigueThese side effects may potentially be related to Cellcept.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9907593
Optic Neuropathy
This is a report of a 44-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from FR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Cellcept (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Prograf
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Optic Neuropathy after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Cellcept treatment in male patients, resulting in Optic Neuropathy side effect.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9900718
Diverticulitis, Urticaria, Rash Macular, Dizziness
This report suggests a potential Cellcept Diverticulitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 84-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: wagner^s disease and used Cellcept (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Cellcept the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Diverticulitis, Urticaria, Rash Macular, DizzinessAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Allopurinol
  • Folic Acid
  • Cinnamon
  • Gemfibrozil
Although Cellcept demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diverticulitis, may still occur.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9896895
This Death problem was reported by a physician from US. A 86-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: scleroderma. On NS this consumer started treatment with Cellcept (dosage: 200 Mg/ml). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Cellcept, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Death, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9896838
Diarrhoea, Asthenia, Weight Decreased
This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a physician from FR. A 64-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis against transplant rejection.The patient was prescribed Cellcept (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Novonorm
  • Prograf
  • Solupred (france) (5 Mg)
  • Kardegic (75 Mg)
  • Eupantol (40 Mg)
  • Temerit (5 Mg)
.After starting to take Cellcept the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Diarrhoea, Asthenia, Weight DecreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Cellcept. The patient was hospitalized.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9889781
Respiratory Failure, Lung Transplant Rejection
This is a report of a 59-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from BE, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis against transplant rejection, who was treated with Cellcept (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Prograf
  • Medrol Dosepak
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Respiratory Failure, Lung Transplant Rejection after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Cellcept treatment in male patients, resulting in Respiratory Failure side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9887640
Small Intestinal Obstruction, C-reactive Protein Increased, Lymphadenitis Bacterial, Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma, Infection, Viral Load Increased, Immunoglobulins Decreased, Influenza, Gastroenteritis
This report suggests a potential Cellcept Small Intestinal Obstruction side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 35-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from FI was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: immunosuppression and used Cellcept (dosage: On Gram Twice Daily) starting 200905. After starting Cellcept the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Small Intestinal Obstruction, C-reactive Protein Increased, Lymphadenitis Bacterial, Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma, Infection, Viral Load Increased, Immunoglobulins Decreased, Influenza, GastroenteritisAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Cellcept demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Small Intestinal Obstruction, may still occur.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9883327
Pancreatic Carcinoma
This Pancreatic Carcinoma problem was reported by a physician from JP. A 63-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis against transplant rejection. On NS this consumer started treatment with Cellcept (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Tacrolimus Hydrate
When using Cellcept, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pancreatic CarcinomaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pancreatic Carcinoma, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9883020
Agranulocytosis
This Agranulocytosis side effect was reported by a physician from FR. A 52-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis against transplant rejection.The patient was prescribed Cellcept (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Nov 24, 2010. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Cellcept the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: AgranulocytosisThese side effects may potentially be related to Cellcept. The patient was hospitalized.
Cellcept Side Effect Report#9874358
Osteonecrosis, Arthritis
This is a report of a 31-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from PL, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: autoimmune hepatitis,systemic lupus erythematosus, who was treated with Cellcept (dosage: NA, start time:
Jun 30, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Osteonecrosis, Arthritis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Cellcept treatment in female patients, resulting in Osteonecrosis side effect.


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The appearance of Cellcept on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Cellcept Side Effects for Women?

Women Side Effects Reports
Diarrhoea 59
Death 40
Transplant Rejection 39
Anaemia 33
Pyrexia 31
Vomiting 30
Sepsis 29
Nausea 27
Agranulocytosis 24
Dyspnoea 24

What are common Cellcept Side Effects for Men?

Men Side Effects Reports
Diarrhoea 60
Death 54
Transplant Rejection 40
Anaemia 36
Pneumonia 32
Pyrexia 32
Cytomegalovirus Infection 30
Blood Creatinine Increased 28
Infection 26
Aplasia Pure Red Cell 24

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    Cellcept Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC 0004-0259
    Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary Name CellCept
    Name Mycophenolate Mofetil
    Dosage Form CAPSULE
    Route ORAL
    On market since 19950503
    Labeler Genentech, Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s) MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL
    Strength(s) 250
    Unit(s) mg/1
    Pharma Class Antimetabolite Immunosuppressant [EPC]

    Cellcept Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 1868

    Cellcept safety alerts: 2009 2008 2007

    Reported deaths: 456

    Reported hospitalizations: 901

    CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) August 2009

    Audience: Renal, cardiac, and hepatic transplantation healthcare professionals

    [Posted 08/14/2009] Roche notified healthcare professionals that cases of Pure Red Cell Aplasia (PRCA) have been reported in patients treated with CellCept. The WARNINGS and ADVERSE REACTIONS sections of the CellCept Prescribing Information have been revised to reflect this new safety information.

    PRCA is a type of anemia in which there is a selective reduction of red blood cell precursors on bone marrow examination. Patients with PRCA may present with fatigue, lethargy, and/or abnormal paleness of the skin (pallor). In some cases, PRCA was found to be reversible with dose reduction or cessation of CellCept therapy. In transplant patients, however, reduced immunosuppression may place the graft at risk.

    [08/14/2009 - Dear Healthcare Professional Letter - Roche]
    [06/18/2009 - Prescribing Information and Medication Guide - Roche]

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