Rapamune Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Anemia
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Kidney Disease With Reduction In Kidney Function
  • Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Common Cold
  • A Skin Rash
  • Acne
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Head Pain
  • High Amount Of Triglyceride In The Blood
  • High Cholesterol
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Visible Water Retention

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, A Condition That Affects The Kidney And The Blood
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Lymphocele, A Cyst Containing Lymph Fluid
  • Problems With Wound Healing After A Surgery
  • Pyelonephritis, Infection And Inflammation Of The Kidney And Renal Pelvis
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, A Type Of Blood Disorder

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Problem With Menstrual Periods
  • An Ovarian Cyst
  • Nosebleed
  • Osteonecrosis, The Death Of Bone Tissue Due To A Lack Of Blood Supply
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Blood Clot In The Liver After A Liver Transplant
  • A Bronchial Anastomotic Dehiscence Where The Transplanted Lung Surgical Connection Comes Apart
  • A Clot In The Lung
  • A Condition Where There Is Formation Of Fibrous Tissue In The Lung Called Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • A Hernia Which Protrudes Into The Abdominal Wall
  • A Herpes Simplex Infection
  • A High Alanine Transaminase Level
  • A High Aspartate Transaminase Level
  • A Hypersensitivity Reaction To A Drug
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder With A Decrease In All Types Of Blood Cells Called Pancytopenia
  • A Type Of Brain Disorder Called Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome
  • A Type Of Inflammation Of The Lung Called Interstitial Pneumonitis
  • A Type Of Lung Condition Called Bronchiolitis Obliterans
  • Allergic Reaction Causing Inflammation Of Blood Vessels
  • An Infection
  • An Infection By Mycobacteria
  • An Infection Due To A Virus
  • An Unusual Viral Infection Called Cytomegalovirus Infection
  • Ascites
  • Bleeding From The Lungs
  • Blood Clot In A Deep Vein Of The Extremities
  • Chest Pain
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea From An Infection With Clostridium Difficile Bacteria
  • Disorder Of Lymphoid Tissue After Transplant
  • Escape Of Fluid Into The Lungs
  • Fluid In The Covering Of The Heart Or Pericardium
  • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, A Type Of Kidney Condition That Can Eventually Lead To Failure
  • High Levels Of Potassium In The Blood
  • Impaired Wound Healing
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Kidney Problems Due To BK Polyomavirus
  • Liver Tissue Death
  • Low Amount Of Phosphate In The Blood
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Lung Tissue Problem
  • Malignant Lymphoma
  • Malignant Melanoma, A Type Of Skin Cancer
  • Mononucleosis, The Kissing Disease
  • Nephrotic Syndrome, A Type Of Kidney Disorder
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia With A Fungus Called Pneumocystis Jirovecii
  • Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy, A Type Of Brain Infection
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Sepsis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Rash With Sloughing
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Trouble Breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Type Of Skin Cancer Called Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Absence Of Sperm In Semen
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma Of The Skin
  • Elevation Of Proteins In The Urine
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Low Sperm Count
  • Lymphedema, Or Swelling Due To Blockage Of Lymph Nodes

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