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    Hey, I have one more question for the cops here. When I was around 14-15 I got this random immune system problem that caused a skin rash and had to take medication for a couple years (even though the rash was gone for good within 2 days after I took it). The medication was CellCept. I still keep it around and take very small doses just to be on the safe side. My question is if that will be at all a problem. It hasn't affected me in a negative way and nobody even knows that I take it. Like I said in my other post I am a college student and avid athlete and martial arts practitioner. Only reason I say that is just to make sure you understand that it never affected me. Thanks again!

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    It's hard to say without knowing whet effect the medication has on you physically or mentally.

    However, if you are still taking it after the doctor stopped prescribing it, the department's medical screeners may consider it to be bad judgement on your part, if only evidenced by the warning sheet that accompanies this drug:

    Increased susceptibility to infection and the possible development of lymphoma may result from immunosuppression. Only physicians experienced in immunosuppressive therapy and management of renal, cardiac or hepatic transplant patients should use CellCept. Patients receiving the drug should be managed in facilities equipped and staffed with adequate laboratory and supportive medical resources. The physician responsible for maintenance therapy should have complete information requisite for the follow-up of the patient.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by L-1
      It's hard to say without knowing whet effect the medication has on you physically or mentally.

      However, if you are still taking it after the doctor stopped prescribing it, the department's medical screeners may consider it to be bad judgement on your part, if only evidenced by the warning sheet that accompanies this drug:

      Increased susceptibility to infection and the possible development of lymphoma may result from immunosuppression. Only physicians experienced in immunosuppressive therapy and management of renal, cardiac or hepatic transplant patients should use CellCept. Patients receiving the drug should be managed in facilities equipped and staffed with adequate laboratory and supportive medical resources. The physician responsible for maintenance therapy should have complete information requisite for the follow-up of the patient.
      Oh, its still perscribed..but at tiny doses(I worded it poorly above). The medication does not affect me physically or mentally one bit at all. It has massive warnings due to the fact that generally it is perscribed to people who have liver transplants and the stuff. Mine was a rare case.

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      • #4
        i personally think it would be a non-issue...i'm also not a Dr....i've never heard of someone being DQ'ed for a 'condition' thats controllable if not remissive with meds...i know several cops who take continual meds for allergies, arthritis, acid reflux, menstrual cramps, hershey squirts, and so on...im not familiar with that condition nor the meds for it so i could be way off base, but i dont think it would be a problem...good luck to ya

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        • #5
          Great! I certainly hope that you are correct. Thank you for the reply!

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          • #6
            I do police physicals all the time and know what this med is used for. To me it would be a non-issue. This drug is not controlled and there isn't a police department in the world that would even ask you if you're taking a drug for a derm condition.

            At your physical just tell your provider what you're taking. Like a I said, this isn't controlled, it is prescribed and is for a skin condition, not a condition that masks any ability for you to do an LE job. It is virtually a non-issue.

            I hope this makes you feel better.
            Proud father of a US Marine and USAF SERE Specialist!

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            • #7
              Awsome! Thanks ALOT! I mean that.

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