New medication options for pancreas transplant

Mayo Clinic researchers study medications and treatments for people with pancreas transplants, including new medications (immunosuppressive medications) to keep your body from rejecting your pancreas transplant.

Researchers study the possibility of lowering the dose of immunosuppressive medications, such as calcineurin inhibitors, to reduce side effects. They study the effects of people taking one immunosuppressive medication instead of several medications.

Researchers also study sirolimus (Rapamune) as another immunosuppressive medication option for people with pancreas or pancreas-kidney transplants, either combined with calcineurin inhibitors or used instead of calcineurin inhibitors.

July 11, 2013