Brand Name : Afinitor
Contents : Everolimus
Strength : 10mg
Form : Tablets
Manufacturer : Novartis Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Packing : Pack of 30 Tablets
Everolimus is a prescription medicine used to prevent transplant rejection in people who have received a kidney transplant or liver transplant. Transplant rejection happens when the body’s immune system perceives the new transplanted kidney as “foreign” and attacks it. Afinitor is a brand name of Everoimus that is supplied for oral administration and contains 10 mg of Everolimus. Afinitor is also used to treat certain types of kidney cancer, breast cancer, or brain tumor.
How should you take Afinitor ?
- Take Afinitor exactly as your doctor tells you.
- Do not stop taking Everolimus or change your dose unless your health care provider tells you to.
- Do not stop taking or change your dose of Afinitor 10mg unless your doctor tells you to.
- Swallow Afinitor tablets whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew Afinitor tablets.
- Your doctor will do regular blood tests to check your kidney function while you take Everolimus. It is important that you get these tests done when your doctor tells you to. Blood tests will monitor how your kidneys are working and make sure you are getting the right dose of Afinitor.
- Use a chart, pill calendar, or your phone’s calendar reminders to set a schedule and track when you take your medication.
- If you take too much Afinitor, call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
What should you avoid while taking Afinitor ?
- Avoid receiving any live vaccines while taking Afinitor. Some vaccines may not work as well while you are taking Afinitor (Everolimus).
- Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you are taking this cancer medicine. Grapefruit may increase your blood level of Afinitor.
- Limit the amount of time you spend in the sunlight. Avoid using tanning beds or sunlamps. People who take Afinitor have a higher risk of getting skin cancer. Wear protective clothing when you are in the sun and use a sunscreen with a high protection factor. This is especially important if you have a family history of skin cancer.
- Avoid becoming pregnant.
- Avoid Breasfeeding.