sirolimus (generic name)

It is used to decrease the immune system's response to a transplanted organ.
(sir OH li mus)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • chills, fever, sore throat
  • dark urine
  • fast, irregular heart beat
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • high blood pressure
  • pinpoint red spots on the skin
  • swelling, water retention
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • aches, pain
  • acne
  • diarrhea
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach upset
  • tremor
  • trouble sleeping

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store this medicine in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). Do not freeze. Bottles of this medicine can be stored at room temperature 25 degrees C (77 degrees F) for up to 15 days. Throw away any unused medicine 30 days after opening the bottle. Throw away any unopened medicine after the expiration date.

Bottles of this medicine may develop a slight haze in the refrigerator. To clear, let the bottles stay at room temperature and shake gently.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated: December 14, 2012
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