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Condition: Prevent Kidney Transplant Rejection
2/13/2010 7:59:42 AM

Reviewer: cyrgun, 65-74 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
developed a acne in my forehead and severe itching with a macular rash on my scalp.My triglycerides increased to 9000 and cholesterol to 300 after rapamune.Blood sugar control became difficult and CK were increase with achiness of legs.I was taking crestor for cholesterol as well.I had to stop rapamune and go to prograf.My creatinine remaine stable at 1.2 and my baseline after renal transplant w ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevent Kidney Transplant Rejection
1/7/2009 8:26:32 PM

Reviewer: 714, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had a kidney transplant in September 2008. I was on Prograf & Cellcept, both of which worked well for me. My WBC dropped because of another drug, and I was taken off the Cellcept and put on Rapamune. Within a week on Rapamune I had mouth ulcers that would not heal, and by three weeks I was bruising and retaining water. Fortunately my WBC improved so I could stop Rapamune and go back to Cellc ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevent Kidney Transplant Rejection
11/15/2008 1:50:59 AM

Reviewer: ponga, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My husband had his Kidney transplant in January 2006,he was doing very well with his Prograf and Cellcept, his Kidney doctor checked on him and his labs regularly,until he got a new transplant doctor who had put him on 9mg of Rapamune x1 then 3 mg everyday. He started having change of condition -body weakness, high blood sugar (which by the way was the reason why he was put on the Rapamune- to low ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevent Kidney Transplant Rejection
10/30/2008 8:52:33 AM

Reviewer: Okie, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Mu transplant surgeons like low dose cocktails and I only take 1 mg of rapamune alone with 2 other drugs. I've had not obvious side effects but did sell my convertable due to sun exposure issues. Overall very satisified.

Condition: Prevent Kidney Transplant Rejection
8/25/2008 10:10:36 PM

Reviewer: jctram, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had a kidney transplant in April 05. Received it from my daughter who was a 4 out of 6 match....also a good tissue match. Originally I was on Prograf, but then switched to Rapamune a few months after the transplant. Rapamune has agreed with me 100%. I am closely monitored with monthly blood work and things are going good. Wish the rest of my body did so well.

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