Afinitor (Everolimus)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Afinitor2.5 mg
Afinitor5 mg
Afinitor10 mg

Generic Equivalent of Afinitor

No generic equivalents of Afinitor found.

Afinitor Information:

Afinitor (Generic name: Everolimus) is an oncology drugs used for various conditions:

• Advanced kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma or RCC) when certain other medicines (sunitinib, sorafenib) have not worked.
• Advanced tumours called neuroendocrine tumours that start in the pancreas. Everolimus is used to treat tumours of this type that are not suitable for surgery or that have spread from the pancreas to other areas of the body.
• Breast cancer in post-menopausal women with advanced hormone receptor positive (HER2-nagive). Everolimus is used in combination with exemestane (Aromasin) after letrozole or anastrozole treatment failure.
• Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA), a brain tumour associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) for patients who are not suitable for surgery.

Take Afinitor exactly as it was prescribed for you. Brand Afinitor is also called Certican manufactured by Novartis in Canada and Turkey. There are several tablet strengths, including 0.25 mg, 0.75 mg, 2.5 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg.

Afinitor Side Effects:

The most common Afinitor side effects are abnormal menstrual periods, constipation, decreased appetite, diarrhea, dry mouth, headache, insomnia, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, etc. If you are experiencing any severe side effects such as chest pain, cough, getting infections, seizures, wheezing, and serious allergic reaction (e.g., rash, hives, difficult breathing, swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue), please inform your doctor immediately.

Afinitor Precautions:

Do not take Afinitor if you are allergic to Everolimus or any of the ingredients in Afinitor medication, or if you are allergic to sirolimus (Rapamune) or temsirolimus (Torisel). Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have had any medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood sugar, hepatitis B, high blood sugar, high cholesterol or triglyceride levels, infections, liver or kidney problems, a recent live vaccine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications you use. They may interact with Afinitor drug. Especially: St John’s wort, medicines that weaken the immune system, or medicines for bacterial infections, fungal, hearts, high blood pressure, HIV/AIDS, seizures, tuberculosis, etc. This medicine should not be used during pregnant or breastfeeding.

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