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Rolimus 5 Tablet

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Product introduction

Rolimus 5 Tablet is used for the prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients. It regulates the body’s immune response, so the body can accept the new organ. It is also used in combination with other medicines to treat cancers of breast, pancreas, lungs, and kidney.

Rolimus 5 Tablet must be taken in a dose and duration as per the prescription. It can be taken with or without food but make sure to take it at about the same time every day. An overdose of this medicine may have serious side effects on the body.

The common side effects of this medicine include infection, fever, cough, fatigue, diarrhea, and upper respiratory infection. If any of the side effects persist or bother you, consult the doctor immediately. Inform the doctor immediately if you experience any allergic reactions (rash, shortness of breath, coughing, swelling, etc.). Always seek medical advice if you have increased thirst or increased frequency of urination, suffer from shortness of breath, cough or fever, or need to receive any vaccination after taking this medication.

Before taking this medicine, it is important to consult your doctor if you have any ongoing medication for any underlying disease. Pregnant and breastfeeding women must inform the doctor prior to the initiation of this treatment. During the treatment, your doctor may advise you for some laboratory tests to know the effects of the medicine in the body. It may affect male or female fertility, so consult the doctor if you are planning to have a child.


Benefits of Rolimus Tablet

In Prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients

Rolimus 5 Tablet is used with other medications to prevent organ transplant rejection. Rejection usually happens due to attack by the immune system of the person receiving the transplanted organ on the transplant itself, in people who are receiving any organ transplants, like kidney, liver, heart etc. This medicine reduces the activity of a person's own immune system and prevents any such rejection.

Side effects of Rolimus Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Rolimus

  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Upper respiratory tract infection

How to use Rolimus Tablet

$name must be taken in a dose and duration as per the prescription. It can be taken with or without food but make sure to take it at about the same time every day. An overdose of this medicine may have serious side effects on the body.

The common side effects of this medicine are weakness, sinus inflammation, infection, fever, cough, etc. If any of the side effects persist or bother you, consult the doctor immediately. Inform the doctor immediately if you experience any allergic reactions (rash, shortness of breath, coughing, swelling, etc.). Always seek medical advice if you have increased thirst or increased frequency of urination, suffer from shortness of breath, cough or fever, or need to receive any vaccination after taking this medication.

Before taking this medicine, it is important to consult your doctor if you have any ongoing medication for any underlying disease. Pregnant and breastfeeding women must inform the doctor prior to the initiation of this treatment. During the treatment, your doctor may advise you for some laboratory tests to know the effects of the medicine in the body. It may affect male or female fertility, so consult the doctor if you are planning to have a child.

There is a Patient Support Program/Patient Assistance Program available in India for this medicine, being managed by Tata 1mg. Please contact your prescribing doctor to know more about the same. You may also call on (1800-102-1618) for more details. Rolimus 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Rolimus Tablet works

Rolimus 5 Tablet suppresses the activity of body's immune system and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Rolimus 5 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rolimus 5 Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rolimus 5 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Rolimus 5 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As fatigue is a common side effect with Rolimus 5 Tablet and this may affect your ability to drive
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rolimus 5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Rolimus 5 Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Rolimus 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rolimus 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Rolimus 5 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick tips

  • Rolimus 5 Tablet is given for the treatment of certain cancers and to prevent organ transplant rejection. 
  • Rolimus 5 Tablet may affect male or female fertility; consult your doctor if you are planning to have a child.
  • Inform your doctor straight away if you think you are getting a sore throat or if you have a high temperature. This is because Rolimus 5 Tablet increases your risk of getting an infection.
  • While you are taking Rolimus 5 Tablet do not take any vaccinations without talking to your doctor first.
  • If you are having an operation or dental treatment, always tell the person carrying out the treatment that you are taking Rolimus 5 Tablet.
  • Do not drink grapefruit juice while you are taking this medicine. This is because a chemical in grapefruit juice can interfere with the action of Rolimus 5 Tablet.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Macrolide Lactams
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS

Patient concerns

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Difficulty in excretory, and rejection of stool.
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
take triphala churan 1 spoon at night wioth abhyarishtam 20 ml mixed with water
Dear respected sir/madam, my uncle is suffering from alcoholic liver cirrhosis and ascites due to prolonng drinking. Water is accumulated around the belly. Less ddesire to eat anything. Doctor is saying for liver transplant. Could please suggest the best treatment available in allopathy to treat this problem. Thank you very very much.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
liver transplant only, consult in ILBS delhi
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FAQs

Q. Is any monitoring required while taking Rolimus 5 Tablet?

Regular monitoring is required while you are on Rolimus 5 Tablet. The doctor will advise blood tests to see the counts of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets since the counts may decrease during treatment with Rolimus 5 Tablet. Also, blood tests will be required to check your kidney function, liver function, blood glucose levels, and cholesterol levels.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Rolimus 5 Tablet?

You should avoid grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking Rolimus 5 Tablet. This is because taking them together may increase the levels of Rolimus 5 Tablet in your blood to harmful levels. Avoid the use of live vaccinations and any possible contact with individuals who have received live vaccinations.

Q. What is the most important information I need to know about Rolimus 5 Tablet?

Rolimus 5 Tablet can cause serious side effects which include severe allergic reactions, angioedema, and kidney failure which can be severe and can lead to death. It is possible that you may develop an infection or problems related to lung such as breathing problems.

Q. Is Rolimus 5 Tablet a chemotherapy?

Rolimus 5 Tablet is an anticancer medicine. It belongs to kinase inhibitor class of medicines. It works by reducing the blood supply to the tumor, which slows down the growth and spread of cancer cells.

Q. How is Rolimus 5 Tablet administered?

Usually, Rolimus 5 Tablet is taken once or twice daily. The medicine should always either be taken with food or always be taken without food. Rolimus 5 Tablet should be swallowed whole with water and should not be crushed or chewed.

Q. How long can you take Rolimus 5 Tablet?

There is no definite duration of treatment with Rolimus 5 Tablet. Rolimus 5 Tablet is continued till clinical benefit is seen or unacceptable toxicity or side effects occur.

Q. How will I know that Rolimus 5 Tablet is shrinking my brain tumor?

The effect of Rolimus 5 Tablet in shrinking the size of tumor can only be checked by getting regular brain scans. It should be done as advised by your doctor and your treatment plan.

Q. Is Rolimus 5 Tablet cytotoxic?

Yes, Rolimus 5 Tablet is cytotoxic against human cancer cells of breast, stomach, prostate, and kidneys (renal cell carcinoma).

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Country of origin: India
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