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Question 4#

Which one of the following immunosuppressants is in the macrolide family?

A. Mycophenolate
B. Tacrolimus
C. Sirolimus
D. Cyclosporine

Correct Answer is C


Correct Answer: C

Sirolimus is a macrolide antibiotic with potent immunosuppressant and antifungal properties. Tacrolimus and cyclosporine are calcineurin inhibitors. Mycophenolate is a nucleotide blocking agent.


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