Active Ingredient(s): Sirolimus
FDA Approved: * September 15, 1999
Pharm Company: * WYETH PHARMS INC
Category: Immunosuppressive

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Rapamune Overview

Sirolimus, also known as rapamycin, is a macrolide compound that is used to coat coronary stents, prevent organ transplant rejection and treat a rare lung disease called lymphangioleiomyomatosis.[4][5][6] It has immunosuppressant functions in humans and is especially useful in preventing the rejection of kidney transplants. It inhibits activation of T cells and B cells by reducing their sensitivity to interleukin-2 (IL-2) through mTOR inhibitio...

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Rapamycin availability

I have just found out that i have cancer of the liver. Knowing that there is no known cure i am looking for a drug known as Rapamycin and i need help finding out about its availability. Can it be purchased over the counter? Anyone please help. Thank you. ## Rapamycin is used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients and no, it is only available by prescription under the brand name Rapamune, according to the FDA. You can also find information on it under the name Sirolimus. It's typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, and stomatitis. Given that has also been known to cause some types of cancer, in some people that take it, I am not sure if a doctor would prescribe it for you. I am, however, very sorry about your diagnosis. What medications have ...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Powder: 100mg/vial
  • Solution: 1mg/ml
  • Tablet: 0.5mg, 1mg, 2mg, 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Rapamune: (5 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0008-1030 Rapamune 1 mg/ml Oral Solution by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Company, a Subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.
  • 0008-1040 Rapamune 0.5 mg Oral Tablet by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Company, a Subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.
  • 0008-1041 Rapamune 1 mg Oral Tablet by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Company, a Subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.
  • 0008-1042 Rapamune 2 mg Oral Tablet by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Company, a Subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.
  • 55154-4227 Rapamune 1 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health

Other drugs which contain Sirolimus or a similar ingredient: (4 results)