What are the main adverse effects of sirolimus in liver transplant patients?

Updated: Dec 31, 2017
  • Author: Lemi Luu, MD, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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The main adverse effects include bone marrow suppression (thrombocytopenia, anemia, leukopenia), hyperlipidemia, peripheral edema, and poor wound healing. Sirolimus alone does not appear to cause significant nephrotoxicity.


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