CellCept and Protopic Together?
Q: What about CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) and Protopic—is it safe to use them together?
A: The bottom line with Protopic is that with a patient population study there was very little if any absorption seen at all. The only reason I might be concerned is if we were using two systemic suppressants at the same time, but we commonly use the topical—maybe a whole bunch of the topical—when we’re using a systemic immunosuppressant, so that’s a pretty common practice and I wouldn’t be worried about that at all. I would try to use as much topical as I can to mitigate having to use more immunosuppressants systemically.
Excerpted from the Ask-the-Experts Session, 2010 NEA Conference