Rapamune is given together with cyclosporine and a steroid medicine which works to prevent the body from rejecting a transplanted kidney.
How it Works
Rapamune suppresses and lowers the body's immune system which helps the body fight infections. The immune system can also fight or reject a transplanted organ such as a liver or kidney. This is because the immune system treats the new organ as an invader. Thus Rapamune works to prevent the body from rejecting the transplanted organ.
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Rapamune include the symptoms below;
Increased heart rate,
Decreased white blood cell count,
Urinary tract infection,
Increased blood pressure,
Reduced blood platelets,
Herpes virus infection