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My daughter stopped cellcept. She had been on it 5 years and is doing amazing with Lupus Nephritis. My question...Since stopping it she has gained almost 15 pounds in 7 months. Does Cellcept affect metabolism? She has changed nothing else!!! Always been very tiny. Appreciate any input!
Hi. In her shoes, I'd discuss with my nephrologist. I'd want to rule out water retention, which could be a sign that kidneys aren't functioning optimally. As for other possible reasons for weight gain, I don't know whether Cellcept can affect metabolism (sorry). Good luck, Vee
I just read that Cellcept *can* cause weight loss, so maybe she's just returning to her more natural weight...? But I'd still review this with my specialist, as it's better to be safe than sorry!
I have been on Cellcept for a year and a half, and am overweight, I have stayed about the same weight the entire time. Recently having gained just a few pounds, but have been virtually without any physical activity due to an outside injury. Did they prescribe another medication that may be causing it? My Doctor often gives me steroids while switching from one med to another while the first clears out of my system.
[QUOTE=Achycrafter;5204524]I have been on Cellcept for a year and a half, and am overweight, I have stayed about the same weight the entire time. Recently having gained just a few pounds, but have been virtually without any physical activity due to an outside injury. Did they prescribe another medication that may be causing it? My Doctor often gives me steroids while switching from one med to another while the first clears out of my system.[/QUOTE]

No she had not been put on anything new! No Prednisone just diovan and plaquenil for the last 5 years. Wondering if Cellcept could have increased her metabolism?
Sorry I could not be of more help. I looked up the side effects it listed both weight loss and weight gain. I only took plaquenil for a few weeks, I am allergic to it. I am not familiar with the other medication at all.





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