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Rapamune (sirolimus) Disease Interactions

There are 7 disease interactions with Rapamune (sirolimus):


Immunosuppressive Agents (Includes Rapamune) ↔ Infections

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Infection - Bacterial/Fungal/Protozoal/Viral

Serious and sometimes fatal infections have been reported in patients receiving immunosuppressive agents. Caution should be exercised when considering their use in patients with severe or chronic infections. It is recommended to interrupt therapy in patients who develop a new infection while undergoing treatment and to monitor these patients closely for any sign or symptom indicative of infection.


Immunosuppressive Agents (Includes Rapamune) ↔ Pml

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Immunodeficiency

Immunosuppressive agents may increase the risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). Certain agents are contraindicated in patients who have or have had PML. Patients receiving chronic immunosuppressant or immunomodulatory therapy or who have systemic medical conditions resulting in significantly compromised immune system function should not be treated with these agents. Healthcare professionals should monitor patients for any new sign or symptom suggestive of PML. Withhold therapy dosing immediately and perform an appropriate diagnostic evaluation at the first sign or symptom suggestive of PML.


Sirolimus (Includes Rapamune) ↔ Angioedema

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Angioedema

Sirolimus has been associated with the development of angioedema. Patients at risk of developing angioedema and those using concomitant drugs known to cause angioedema, such as ACE inhibitors, may be at increased risk of developing angioedema. Care should be taken when prescribing this agent in patients at risk and close monitoring is recommended.


Sirolimus (Includes Rapamune) ↔ Hyperlipidemia

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Hyperlipidemia

The use of sirolimus may increase serum cholesterol and triglycerides. Care should be taken when prescribing this agent to hyperlipidemic patients. It is recommended to assess the risk/benefit carefully when considering this agent in patients with established hyperlipidemia before initiating therapy. It is recommended to monitor patients regularly for elevated lipids.


Sirolimus (Includes Rapamune) ↔ Liver Disease

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Liver Disease

Sirolimus is extensively metabolized in the intestinal wall and liver and undergoes counter-transport from enterocytes of the small intestine into the gut lumen. The maintenance dose of sirolimus should be reduced by approximately one third in patients with mild or moderate hepatic impairment and by approximately one half in patients with severe hepatic impairment. It is not necessary to modify the sirolimus loading dose. Care should be taken when prescribing this agent to patients with liver impairment and close monitoring is recommended.


Sirolimus (Includes Rapamune) ↔ Lung Dysfunction

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Pulmonary Impairment

Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)/Pneumonitis, including pneumonitis, bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia, and pulmonary fibrosis, some fatal, with no identified infectious etiology have occurred with the use of sirolimus. Monitor patients for pulmonary symptoms indicative of ILD/pneumonitis and discontinue sirolimus and assess patients developing ILD or pneumonitis.


Sirolimus (Includes Rapamune) ↔ Renal Dysfunction

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Renal Dysfunction

Renal function should be closely monitored during the co-administration of sirolimus with cyclosporine, because long-term administration of the combination has been associated with deterioration of renal function. It is recommended to adjust therapy regimen, including discontinuation of sirolimus and/or cyclosporine in patients with elevated or increasing serum creatinine levels. Caution should be exercised when using agents (e.g., aminoglycosides and amphotericin B) that are known to have a deleterious effect on renal function. Periodic monitoring of renal function is recommended, including quantitative monitoring of urinary protein excretion.

Rapamune (sirolimus) drug Interactions

There are 714 drug interactions with Rapamune (sirolimus)

Rapamune (sirolimus) alcohol/food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food interactions with Rapamune (sirolimus)

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

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