Know your prescription
If you have been prescribed branded CellCept, sometimes the pharmacy may supply an alternative product (a generic version) for your branded medicine. A generic version can look very similar to the branded medicine. If your doctor does not want your CellCept prescription to be substituted with a generic medicine, it is important that you make sure you receive the branded medicine that your doctor has prescribed.
Checking your medicine before you leave the pharmacy allows you to determine
if you have been given branded CellCept as prescribed by your doctor.
Make sure you pay attention to the following branded CellCept characteristics:
- 250 mg, blue-brown, 2-piece, hard gelatin capsules
- Printed in black with “CellCept 250” on the blue cap and “Roche” on the brown body
- 500 mg, lavender-colored, caplet-shaped, film-coated tablets
- Printed in black with “CellCept 500” on one side and “Roche” on the other side
- White to off-white, mixed-fruit-flavor suspension
- Supplied in a 225 mL bottle with bottle adaptor and 2 oral dispensers
Not actual size and may not represent exact color.
Some of the ways you can make sure you are receiving
the branded medicine you have been prescribed include:
- Checking your medicine before
you leave the pharmacy
- Knowing your health insurance
Your health insurance company may require a prior authorization for you to receive CellCept when a generic version is available. Check with your transplant team to determine if one is needed for you.
- Talking to your pharmacist
Let your pharmacist know if your doctor does not want your CellCept prescription to be substituted with a generic version. Encourage your pharmacist to call your doctor if there are any questions.
- Knowing your state prescription law
Each state has different requirements for how a prescription must be written to avoid generic substitution and ensure that you receive the medicine that you have been prescribed.
If you have difficulties accessing branded CellCept, Genentech offers
programs and services that can help eligible patients connect to CellCept.
Learn more about how you may be able to benefit from financial support.