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What is Rapamune?
Medically prescribed for - Rapamune is prescribed together with cyclosporine and a steroid drug to prevent your body from rejecting a kidney implantation.
Adverse reactions experienced - Some patients taking Rapamune have experienced diarrhea, acne, anemia, nausea, and increased cholesterol, blood pressure and fatty acid levels. Because Rapamune suppresses the immune system, it increases the probability of infection and lymphoma. Rapamune's effectiveness for other organs, such as the lungs and the liver, is questionable, as four deaths have been attributed to Rapamune in lung transplants.
Status of drug - The Federal Drug Administration has recognized the link between these adverse reactions and the drug.
See your doctor if you have taken Rapamune and have experienced serious health problems as a result. You also may wish to contact an experienced products liability attorney who can help protect your legal rights and get compensation for your injuries.
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Last Modified: 12-12-2012 04:37 PM PST
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