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Available by prescription only, sirolimus is an immunosuppressant used to prevent organ rejection after a kidney transplant. It is taken once a day, and is designed to be combined with other medications. The medication comes in the form of a tablet and an oral solution (liquid). High blood pressure and swelling of the hands are some of the common side effects.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, sirolimus can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
- Swelling (edema) of the hands, feet, ankles, and legs
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Increased lipids (high cholesterol or high triglycerides)
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain)