What are Rapacan 10 Tablets?
Rapacan 10 Tablet contains Sirolimus. It is manufactured in India by Biocon Limited. It belongs to a group of medicines called immunosuppressants. It helps to prevent organ rejection in people in combination with other medications. This medication controls the body’s immune response to accept the transplanted organ. This medicine is not recommended for use in children less than 13 years of age.
What is the Sirolimus drug used for?
Sirolimus is also known as rapamycin. It is sold under the brand name Rapamune. It is manufactured in India by Panacea Biotec Limited. Sirolimus is used in combination with other medicines to decrease the immune system’s response to a transplanted organ. It is also used to treat a rare lung disease called lymphangioleiomyomatosis. This medication belongs to a class of drugs called immunosuppressants. It works to weaken your body’s defense system to help your body accept the new organ as if it were your own.
What is Transplant rejection?
Rejection is your body’s way of not accepting a kidney transplant. Transplant rejection occurs when transplanted tissue is rejected by the recipient’s immune system, which destroys the transplanted tissue. Rejection is common in the first six months after surgery. It can occur at any time. The transplant team can usually recognize and treat a rejection episode before it causes any major or irreparable damage. You continuously take your medicines as prescribed and have your blood test regularly.
What is a Kidney transplant?
A kidney transplant is a procedure where a new donor kidney is placed in your body. It is done by surgery that involves taking a healthy kidney from a donor and placing it into a person whose kidneys are no longer working properly.
A kidney transplant is a treatment for kidney failure. It is not a cure. You will need to take medicines every day to make sure your immune system doesn’t reject the new kidney. You will have to see your doctor regularly.
- What are the requirements of a Kidney transplant?
Each hospital has its criteria for accepting people as kidney transplant recipients. But in general, a person should have:
- End-stage renal failure and be on dialysis
- Late-stage chronic kidney disease
- A life expectancy of at least five years
- A full understanding of instructions and care.
Rapacan 10 Tablet must be taken in a dose and duration as per the prescription. This medicine can be taken on an empty stomach or after food. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
Common side effects of this medicine include edema, increased blood level, high blood pressure, increased levels of creatinine, abdominal pain, diarrhea, headache, fever, and urinary tract infections. You may also experience some allergic reactions such as rash, shortness of breath, coughing, and swelling. If these side effects become serious, you may consult your doctor. Your doctor can prevent and give you relief from the side effects during the treatment.
The benefit of Rapacan 10 Tablets
- In the treatment of Kidney transplant rejection
This tablet is used with other medications to prevent kidney transplant rejection. Rejection usually happens due to an attack by the immune system of the person receiving the transplanted organ on the transplant itself. This medicine reduces the activity of a person’s immune system and prevents such rejection.
Side effects of Rapacan 10 Tablet
Here are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
Abdominal and stomach pain
Constipation or diarrhea
Upper respiratory tract infection
Urinary tract infection
Difficulty in breathing
Nervousness and confusion
How are Rapacan 10 Tablets taken?
Rapacan 10 Tablet must be taken in a dose and duration as per the prescription. This medicine can be taken on an empty stomach or after food. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How does the Rapacan 10 Tablet work?
This tablet decreases the activity of your body’s immune system and prevents it from attacking the transplanted organ. It is an immunosuppressant medicine used along with other medicine to prevent the body from rejecting a kidney transplant.