sirolimus solution - oral, Rapamune (cont.)
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents should call the US National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents should call a provincial poison control center.
NOTES: Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., kidney/liver function, cholesterol/triglyceride levels, urine tests for protein, sirolimus trough level) will be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.If you have had an organ transplant, it is recommended that you attend a transplant education class or support group. Learn the signs of organ rejection such as a feeling of being ill, fever, or tenderness/pain around the transplanted organ. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of these signs.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store in the refrigerator between 36-46 degrees F (2-8 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Brief storage (e.g., not more than 15 days) at room temperature up to 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) is permitted. Once the bottle is opened, the medicine should be used within 30 days. If the medicine is stored in the oral syringe with the cap on, then the medicine should be used within 24 hours. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.When refrigerated, the medicine in the bottle may develop a slight haze. If this haze occurs, allow the drug to stand at room temperature and shake gently until the haze disappears. The haze does not affect the quality of the drug.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For information about enrolling in MedicAlert, call 1-800-854-1166 (USA) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Last Editorial Review: 9/22/2010
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