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Sirolimus Drug Information

Sirolimus (Rapamune®) is a prescription medication used in combination with other drugs to prevent organ rejection after a kidney transplant. It is taken once a day, at the same time each day. Sirolimus works by decreasing the activity of the immune system; this makes the immune system less likely to perceive the new kidney as a threat.
 
This medication is not appropriate for everyone. Before prescribing sirolimus, your healthcare provider will need information on your complete medical history and a detailed list of all other drugs you are taking. For example, people with liver disease, HIV, or high cholesterol may need to use extra caution with this product. The most common side effects include high blood pressure, swelling, and stomach pain.
 
(For more information on this drug, click Sirolimus. This article provides an in-depth discussion, explaining what to expect while taking it, how to ensure the effectiveness of each dose, and more.)
 

Sirolimus Drug Information

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