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Often used for:
Graft versus host disease (GVHD) after stem cell transplant, prevent rejection after organ transplant
Sirolimus is a medicine that suppresses the immune system (immunosuppressant). Sirolimus is also known as rapamycin (Rapamune®). It is used to decrease the body’s natural immune system response and prevent or treat GVHD after stem cell transplant. Sirolimus may also be given after an organ transplant to prevent the immune system from attacking or rejecting the transplanted organ.
Your child will have regular blood draws to check blood counts, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and to monitor kidney and liver function. Your care team will also measure sirolimus levels in the blood. The dose of sirolimus may change based on levels in the blood.
May be given as a tablet by mouth
May be given as a liquid by mouth
Not all patients who take sirolimus will have these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Report any symptoms or side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
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Be sure to discuss all questions and instructions with your doctor or pharmacist.