RAPAMUNE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • high blood pressure
  • decreased kidney function

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • high amount of triglyceride in the blood
  • a common cold
  • constipation
  • acne
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • pain
  • visible water retention
  • headache
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • intense abdominal pain

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • hemolytic uremic syndrome, a condition that affects the kidney and the blood
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
  • lymphocele, a cyst containing lymph fluid
  • pyelonephritis, infection and inflammation of the kidney and renal pelvis
  • problems with wound healing after a surgery

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • an ovarian cyst
  • a problem with menstrual periods
  • nosebleed
  • osteonecrosis, the death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
  • an infection by Mycobacteria
  • shingles
  • a herpes simplex infection
  • mononucleosis, the kissing disease
  • an unusual viral infection called cytomegalovirus infection
  • an infection due to a virus
  • pneumonia with a fungus called Pneumocystis jirovecii
  • an infection
  • malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer
  • squamous cell carcinoma
  • diabetes
  • low amount of phosphate in the blood
  • high levels of potassium in the blood
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • a clot in the lung
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • fluid in the covering of the heart or pericardium
  • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
  • allergic reaction causing inflammation of blood vessels
  • blood clot in a deep vein of the extremities
  • a type of lung condition called bronchiolitis obliterans
  • pneumonia
  • escape of fluid into the lungs
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • a condition where there is formation of fibrous tissue in the lung called pulmonary fibrosis
  • a hernia which protrudes into the abdominal wall
  • liver tissue death
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • nephrotic syndrome, a type of kidney disorder
  • skin rash with sloughing
  • trouble breathing
  • chest pain
  • ascites
  • impaired wound healing
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • disorder of lymphoid tissue after transplant
  • malignant lymphoma
  • a blood clot in the liver after a liver transplant
  • a bronchial anastomotic dehiscence where the transplanted lung surgical connection comes apart
  • bleeding from the lungs
  • lung tissue problem
  • pancreatitis
  • progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a type of brain infection
  • a type of brain disorder called posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
  • focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a type of kidney condition that can eventually lead to failure
  • kidney problems due to BK polyomavirus
  • sepsis
  • a high alanine transaminase level
  • a high aspartate transaminase level

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • low sperm count
  • basal cell carcinoma of the skin
  • lymphedema, or swelling due to blockage of lymph nodes
  • absence of sperm in semen
  • a type of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma
  • fast heartbeat

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