Serious Infections Linked to Transplant Medications | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

If you’ve recently had a kidney transplant and are on anti-rejection medications such as CellCept, Rapamune, Myfortic, Sandimmune, or Neoral then this is article is a must-read. These types of medications have been linked to serious viral infections, according to MSNBC.

The drug company Roche produces CellCept. This company is embroiled in major controversy due to other medications in their portfolio including the popular acne drug Accutane. Our firm has written about the terrible side effects and health concerns surrounding this drug and CellCept may follow the same troublesome path. CellCept, in addition to Myfortic, have already been linked birth defects and fetal loss.

Here’s a video discussing the health risks associated with CellCept and Myfortic…

The recent concern surrounding kidney transplant medications isn’t the first potential problem with this type of drug. Studies show a link between diabetes and post-kidney-transplant medications, according to

Does this mean you should avoid medications after a kidney transplant? Not necessarily. It does mean you should have thorough consultations with your doctor and be fully informed if you decide to take these drugs. Of course, if you’ve been taking kidney transplant medications and have suffered from a serious infection, consult an attorney immediately.

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