What is Rapamune?
Rapamune weakens immune system of the body, to help and keep it away from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the immune system treats the new organ as an invader and attacks it.
What is Rapamune used for?
Rapamune is used with other medicines to prevent organ rejection after a kidney transplant.
What should be known before consuming Repamune?
Rapamune may lead to overproduce white blood cells in the body. This can lead to cancer, severe brain infection causing disability or death, or a viral infection causing kidney transplant failure.
How to consume Rapamune?
Rapamune is usually taken once a day. If also taken cyclosporine, take it at least 4 hours before taking this medicine.
What should be avoided while taking Rapamune?
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Rapamune may increase risk of skin cancer. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors. Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections.