Thursday, September 29, 2011

TOPIC DISCUSSION: SIROLIMUS , not all that benign

The complications that can occur with use of sirolimus are not that benign. The agent is good in certain cases but not all. Besides the known side effects of FSGS, proteinuria and TMA in the kidney, there are other non renal side effects that one needs to be aware of.
1. Leukopenia, Anemia, Thrombocytopenia
2. Impaired wound healing
3. Mouth Ulcers
4. Oligospermia
5. Interstitial Pneumonitis
6. Hyperlipidemia( all increased LDL, HDL and VLDL)
7. Hyperglycemia

Remember to monitor especially for lipids and glycemic control

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