sirolimus - oral, Rapamune
GENERIC NAME: SIROLIMUS - ORAL (sir-oh-LEE-muss)
BRAND NAME(S): Rapamune
WARNING: Sirolimus lowers the body's ability to fight an infection/disease (immunosuppression). This may increase your risk of developing an infection or certain types of cancer (e.g., skin cancer, lymphoma). To reduce the risk of these serious side effects, take this medication at the lowest effective dose as directed by your doctor. Keep all medical and laboratory appointments.
Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following: unusual skin changes, change in the appearance/size of moles, unusual growths/lumps, swollen glands, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat).
Sirolimus is not recommended for the prevention of rejection of liver or lung transplants because it has infrequently caused very serious (possibly fatal) liver/lung problems in those cases.
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