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Rapamune and Alcohol/Food Interactions

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


Sirolimus Food

Moderate Food Interaction

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with sirolimus and could lead to potentially dangerous effects. Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while you are taking sirolimus. Also, you should preferably take sirolimus at least one hour before eating. If you do take it with food, you should take it each time with food to avoid changes in sirolimus levels. The oral liquid form of sirolimus must be mixed with water or orange juice only. Do not use grapefruit juice to mix this medication.

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Sirolimus High Cholesterol (Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hypertriglyceridemia, Sitosterolemia)

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

sirolimus - 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.


  1. (2001) "Product Information. Rapamune (sirolimus)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories

Rapamune drug interactions

There are 684 drug interactions with Rapamune (sirolimus).

Rapamune disease interactions

There are 9 disease interactions with Rapamune (sirolimus) which include:

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
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 interaction information available.

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