ADVERTISEMENT

Q. Is it necessary to stop tablet CellCept one week before and after the COVID vaccine?

Answered by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 10, 2021

Hello doctor,

I am taking CellCept 2 g daily for my autoimmune dermatomyositis. I have to take my third shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. So, my doctor advised me to stop the tablet for a week before and after the COVID vaccine.

Today is the fourth day of stopping, and I am sweating a lot. Is stopping CellCept suddenly causing this?

Kindly help.

ADVERTISEMENT
#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Yes, for getting a shot of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease-2019) vaccine, you have to stop tablet CellCept (Mycophenolate mofetil) one week before and after taking the vaccine. And yes, the sudden withdrawal of the drugs can cause such symptoms. It is essential to check your blood pressure and pulse rate while you have these symptoms.

So, please get your blood pressure and pulse checked and write back to me.

Regards.

Hello doctor,

Thank you for the reply.

I do have another question. I have tinnitus with a semicircular ear canal and tiny dehiscence. Do I need surgery?

Thank you.

#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Dermatomyositis does not interfere with any surgery, nor it complicates any surgery.

The only thing that must be kept in mind is that if you are on steroids or immunosuppressants, they can increase the risk of infections during surgery.

Regards.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!



Related Questions:
COVID-19 Vaccine, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and PCOS

When it comes to coronavirus preventive measures, getting vaccinated is as important as wearing a mask, using a hand sanitizer, social distancing, and washing hands frequently ...   Read full

COVID-19 Vaccines and People With Chronic Conditions

.. in multiple clinical trials and multi-stage testing processes to ensure safety. This article will brief you about the COVID vaccines and people with chronic conditions .. ...   Read full

Airborne Contact Dermatitis (ABCD) Due to Congress Grass

.. a type of contact dermatitis, which is mainly caused by an allergic response to the plant Congress Grass. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment .. ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


Monkeypox Virus - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Complications, and Prevention
Monkeypox is a zoonotic viral disease. This virus got its name as it was first noticed in laboratory monkeys in the late...  Read more»
Tomato Fever - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Tomato fever is an unidentified and fast-spreading type of viral infection seen in young children. Scroll down to know m...  Read more»
Histrionic Personality Disorder - Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Histrionic personality disorder causes variations in the thinking ability of a person. Read this article to know more.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Rheumatologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.