jazzcat wrote:I haven't heard of cell-cept. What is that? I am on Rebif and have been for about 2 years. I am about to have the first MRI since my diagnosis two years ago.
It's an immune system suppressant that heart transplant patients take to
avoid organ transplant rejection. It comes with this warning:
WARNING: Increased susceptibility to infection and the possible development of lymphoma may result from immunosuppression. Only physicians experienced in immunosuppressive therapy and management of renal or cardiac transplant patients should use CellCept. Patients receiving the drug should be managed in facilities equipped and staffed with adequate laboratory and supportive medical resources. The physician responsible for maintenance therapy should have complete information requisite for the follow- up of the patient.
After some patients had problems, my neuro now requires blood tests
every 3 months before they will write the next rx. I'm growing
increasingly uneasy about continuing to take it. However, progression
has stopped since I added it to the Avonex I've been taking for 7 years.
Not an easy call.