If you decide to prescribe CellCept, preserve your branded choice:

Write “Dispense as Written” (DAW) on your CellCept prescription or through your e-prescribing tool

Each state has its own laws to govern generic substitution by a pharmacist. It is important to follow guidelines
for the state in which the prescription is filled, which may not be the state in which the prescription is written.

If you are e-prescribing branded CellCept and would like to preserve your branded choice, select branded CellCept from the medications list, not mycophenolate mofetil, and then take appropriate action in the e-prescribing system to avoid generic substitution.

  • Provide a written prescription for your patients' records
    and indicate “Dispense as Written,” according to your state's guidelines.
  • If branded CellCept is not an option in the medications list, consider contacting your local administrator to update the system to include CellCept.

If you decide to prescribe branded CellCept for your patients—
Write “Dispense as Written” according to your state's DAW laws

Laws governing generic substitution vary by state

Each state has specific guidelines on how to write a prescription to preserve your choice of branded CellCept.
Select a state to review its “Dispense as Written” (DAW) guidelines.

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State-by-State DAW Laws