Rapasim contains Sirolimus is used to prevent rejection in organ transplant recipients. It prevents rejection by inhibiting the cells in the immune system that cause rejection. Rapasim may be the only immunosuppressant that is prescribed for you, or it may be prescribed to be taken with prednisone, tacrolimus or cyclosporine. Rapasim is available in 1 mg tablets. Sirolimus is a carbocyclic lactone-lactam macrolide antibiotic prepared through natural fermentation from the soil actinomycete Streptomyces hygroscopicus. It was discovered about 25 years ago in Easter Island. Over the last two decades, rapamycin has evolved as the inhibitor of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) enzyme.
|Product||Active Ingredient(s)||Strength||Features||Dosage Form|
|RAPASIM||Rapamycin/Sirolimus||1 mg||• Promising alternative for the maintenance immunosuppression after renal transplantation
• Lower nephrotoxicity, less hypertension and less neoplastic potential than the calcineurin inhibitors