Getting Brand-name CellCept

The first step toward getting brand-name CellCept is making sure your doctor prescribes it. If you have been prescribed CellCept, ask your doctor to verify that your prescription specifies that a generic should not be substituted.

It’s also important to recognize the differences between brand-name CellCept and the generic versions. That way you can check your medicine at the pharmacy and make sure you get what your doctor prescribed.

Here’s how to identify brand-name CellCept:

CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) 250 mg capsule
  • 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
CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) 500 mg tablet
  • 500 mg, lavender-colored, caplet-shaped, film-coated tablets
  • Printed in black with “CellCept 500” on one side and “Roche” on the other side
CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) 225 mL bottle
  • White to off-white, mixed-fruit-flavor suspension
  • Supplied in a 225 mL bottle with a bottle adaptor and 2 oral dispensers

Not actual size and may not represent exact color. CellCept is also available in an intravenous form for use in hospitals.

Make sure you receive brand-name CellCept

It’s important to know that a pharmacist could switch your prescription to a generic. Here are some of the ways you can make sure you are receiving the brand-name medicine you have been prescribed:

  • Check your medicine before you leave the pharmacy
  • Know 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 your prescription
  • Talk to your pharmacist. If your doctor has indicated on your CellCept prescription that a generic version should not be substituted, let your pharmacist know. Encourage your pharmacist to call your doctor if there are any questions
  • Ask your transplant team to confirm if you have been prescribed brand-name CellCept

Get a CellCept® Co-pay Card

If you've been prescribed brand-name CellCept, you may be able to pay as little as $15 per monthly co-pay.