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Zortress

Everolimus
Everolimus is used with other medications (such as cyclosporine) to prevent rejection of a kidney transplant. Everolimus is also used with other medications (such as tacrolimus) to prevent rejection of a liver transplant. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as immunosuppressants. It works by weakening your body's defense system (immune system) to help your body accept the new organ as if it were your own.
CHEMICAL NAME
Everolimus
DRUG TYPE
Transplant

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Everolimus can increase your risk for developing certain types of cancers (including skin cancer, lymphoma). Tell your doctor right away if you notice unusual skin changes, change in the appearance/size of moles, unusual growths/lumps, swollen glands, night sweats, or loss of appetite/weight loss.This medication lowers your ability to fight infections. This may make you more likely to get a serious (rarely fatal) infection or make any infection you have worse. Tell your doctor right away if you have any signs of infection (such as sore throat that doesn't go away, fever, chills, cough).Using this medication may increase your risk for developing a blood clot in your kidney transplant, usually within the first 30 days after surgery. Tell your doctor right away if you have nausea/vomiting, pain in your groin/lower back/abdomen, blood in your urine, or unusual decrease in the amount of urine.This medication may increase the risk of death from infection in people who have had a heart transplant. Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have had a heart transplant.

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