Several months ago I was switched from prograf (tacrolimus) to rapamune (Sirolimus) for immune suppression roughly a year after liver transplant. I understand it is used primarily for kidney transplant patients and am wondering how unusual this might be.
I too have been switched from mycophenolate to sirolimus in December 2012. I had my liver transplant in 2010, and was taken off tacrolimus due to decreased kidney function and went on mycophenolate, but had problems with that also.
How are you finding sirolimus?
Am a liver transplant patient, 2005. Began on cellcept and prograf and taken off both due to kidney damage. Currently creatina is 2.3 which has become the new normal. Been on rapamune for several years. Not sure if rapamune is cause but have lost fat pad on feet and am always in pain. Strength is sapped too. Am 67 so age is a factor I'm sure. As a transplant patient it always takes longer to get over infections, cuts, bruises, and some antibiotics work better than others. Get tired very easily. Despite all that, consider the alternative!
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