Rolimus 5mg 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 breast, pancreas, lung, and kidney cancers.
Rolimus 5mg 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.
Rolimus 5mg Tablet is an anticancer medicine. It belongs to the kinase inhibitor class of medicines. It works by reducing the blood supply to the tumour, which slows down the growth and spread of cancer cells.
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 before initiating this treatment. During the treatment, your doctor may advise you for some laboratory tests to know the effects of the medicine on the body. It may affect male or female fertility, so consult the doctor if you are planning to have a child.
USES OF ROLIMUS TABLET
- Prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients
- Treatment of Breast cancer
- Treatment of Pancreatic cancer
- Treatment of Lung cancer
- Treatment of Kidney cancer
BENEFITS OF ROLIMUS TABLET
In Prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients
Rolimus 5mg Tablet is used with other medications to prevent organ transplant rejection. Rejection usually happens due to an 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.
In the Treatment of Breast cancer
Rolimus 5mg Tablet is used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women when other medicines have failed to show significant improvement. It helps to stop cancer growth and further spread and relieves the symptoms of breast cancer such as breast lumps, bloody discharge from the nipple or changes in the shape or texture of the breast. Take it as advised to get maximum relief.
In the Treatment of Pancreatic cancer
The pancreas is essential for the digestion of whatever you eat and for the metabolism of blood sugar levels as they produce the body’s natural insulin. This medicine will help control pancreatic cancer and will relieve the symptoms such as lack of appetite or unexplained weight loss. Rolimus 5mg Tablet helps to stop the action of those chemicals that aid in pancreatic cancer growth and spread. It will help you live a longer and healthier life.
In the Treatment of Lung cancer
Rolimus 5mg Tablet reduces the blood supply to the cancer cells and stops their growth. But, as it reduces immunity, avoid being in crowds and wash your hands often to prevent any infections. Have plenty of fluids, unless otherwise advised by the doctor not to. Take a healthy diet and keep taking the medicine as prescribed to get the full benefits.
In the Treatment of Kidney cancer
Rolimus 5 Tablet is used to treat kidney cancer when other medicines have failed to work. It stops cancer growth and prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. This restricts the advancement of cancer to other unaffected regions. You need to follow your doctor’s instructions very carefully to recover. Take it as prescribed to get the maximum benefit.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight, away from children.
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
- Loss of appetite
- Mouth ulcers
- Sinus inflammation
- High level of sugar in the blood (hyperglycemia)
- Signs of low level of red blood cells (anaemia)
- Otitis media (infection of the ear)
- Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
- Upper respiratory tract infection.
- Swelling of arms, hands, feet, and ankles
Drug-Drug Interaction: Rolimus 5 Tablet may have interaction with antifungal medicines (ketoconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, fluconazole), antibiotics (clarithromycin, telithromycin, erythromycin), anti-HIV medicines (ritonavir, efavirenz), blood pressure-lowering medicines (ramipril, verapamil, diltiazem), medicines for heart disease (dronedarone), medicines for decreasing growth of abnormal cells (imatinib), medicines for fits/ epilepsy (phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarbital).
Drug-Food Interaction: Avoid grapefruits and grapefruit juice.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Rolimus 5 Tablet should not be given to patients with liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, high level of cholesterol and infections.
HOW TO USE ROLIMUS TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. 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 the body’s immune system and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ.
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Rolimus 5 Tablet. Please 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.
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.
Rolimus 5 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As fatigue is a common side effect of Rolimus 5 Tablet and this may affect your ability to drive
Rolimus 5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Rolimus 5 Tablet is recommended.
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.
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.
Dosage of Rolimus 5 MG
If you think you have taken too much Rolimus Tablet, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
In case you’ve missed any dose of Rolimus Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Avoid taking a double dose to compensate for the missed dose.