What is Everolimus (Afinitor)?
This guideline gives information on the Afinitor brand of everolimus. Zortress is another type of everolimus, which is used to avoid rejection of the organ following an organ transplant. kidney transplant.
It is the Afinitor version of the Everolimus brand and is prescribed to treat specific kinds of renal cancer, breast cancer, and brain tumors. In addition, it is utilized to treat certain kinds of tumors that are progressive or advanced in the stomach, intestinal tract, or pancreas.
It is also used to treat specific types of seizures or non-cancerous (benign) tumors of the kidney or brain in people who suffer from an inherited condition known as the tuberous sclerosis complex. Everolimus can be used to treat other conditions not mentioned in this medication guide.
Side Effects OF Afinitor
Get immediate medical attention. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hives, chest pain, breathing difficulty, and swelling of your lips, face, and throat, It is possible to suffer from these symptoms if you use an "ACE inhibitor" heart or blood pressure medication.
Afinitor Disperz may cause serious side effects:
- The appearance of ulcers or blisters in your mouth, swollen or red gums, or trouble swallowing.
- Lung issues—as new or as a result of aggravating coughing, chest pain, wheezing, or feeling tired.
- Symptoms of symptoms of symptoms of infection symptoms of infection: fever, chills, fatigue, joint pain Signs of infection include chills, fever, joint pain, and itching.
- Kidney issues: no or little urinary frequency; swelling on your ankles or feet.
- Liver issues liver problems: nausea and stomach discomfort (upper right) dark urine, stools that are clay-colored, jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin).
- Low blood cell count low blood cell counts—low blood cell counts—like symptoms: skin sores, easy bleeding, unusual bruises, white skin, cool feet and hands, feeling lightheaded.
- Any injury that is not able to heal.
- A surgical incision is hot, red, and painful. It may be swollen, bleeding, painful, or leaking pus.
Your treatment for cancer could be delayed or discontinued permanently when you experience certain negative side effects.
Adverse side effects of Afinitor Disperz
- Cough, fever, infections, being tired or weak.
- Mouth sores.
- Loss of appetite, nausea.
- May be swelling in any part of your body.
- Menstrual cycles that are not being fulfilled.
- Blood sugar levels are high—increased thirst, more frequent urine output, drymouth, fruity breath odor.
This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Other side effects could occur. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In some cases, Afinitor may cause dangerous and often dangerous adverse consequences. Contact your doctor immediately in case you experience symptoms of infection like fever and chills, skin rash joints, tiredness and wheezing, chest pain, shortness of breath, kidney issues (diseases, swelling, or little or no urination), or liver issues (loss of appetite and dark urine), eyes that are yellow, or stomach discomfort.
If you've ever suffered from hepatitis B, the drug can cause the condition to recur or worsen.
There is a higher chance to experience reactions to an allergen when you are taking an "ACE inhibitor" heart or blood pressure medication when using Afinitor. Inform your doctor of all the medications you are currently taking and the ones you are about to start or stop taking.
Before You Take this Drug
Speak to your doctor if you've ever had:
- An active or chronic illness.
- Liver disease, particularly Hepatitis B.
- kidney disease.
- Diabetic and high blood sugar.
- Excessive cholesterol.
- If you're planning to be treated with any vaccination in the near future.
The drug can harm the unborn baby as well as cause birth defects when the father or mother is taking the medication.
- If you're female, do not use Afinitor when there is a possibility of pregnancy. It is possible that you will need a pregnancy test that is negative prior to beginning this treatment. Utilize effective contraception to avoid pregnancy while taking this medication in the first 8 weeks following the last dose.
- If you're male, use effective birth control if you have a partner who is pregnant. Use birth control for at least four weeks after the last dose.
- Inform your doctor immediately if you notice a pregnancy when one of the parents or father is taking Afinitor.
The medicine can affect fertility (the ability to bear children) for both men and women. It is nevertheless important to use birth control in order to avoid pregnancy since the medication may harm the unborn baby. It is not recommended to feed your baby while taking this medication or for at least two weeks following the last dose.
How to Take This Drug?
Follow the instructions on the prescription label and read the medication guide or instructions sheets. Your doctor may alter the dosage. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed.
Consume Afinitor at the exact time every day. It is possible to take the medication with or without food, but you should take it exactly the same way every time. Don't take an Invitor normal tablet in conjunction with a dispersible tablet. Only take one type of this medication.
Take note of and follow the instructions for use that come along with your medication. Consult your physician or pharmacist if you don't understand these directions.The use of Invitro can increase your chance of contracting an infection or bleeding by altering the way your immune system functions. You'll require regular medical tests.
If you've had any experience with Hepatitis B treatment, Afinitor could cause the virus to get active or to get worse. It is possible that you will need regular liver function tests while taking this medication and for a few months following its discontinuation.Incisions made during surgery or other wounds might require longer healing during the time you are taking Afinitor. It is possible to be off this drug for one week prior to and for two weeks following an operation. Follow the doctor's advice.
Keep at room temperature inside the container that was used for storage, far from heat, moisture, and light. Dispersible tablets that are not used should be kept within the sealed foil package.
What Happens If I Miss a Dose?
Utilize the medicine as soon as you can. However, do not take any missed dose if you are more than six hours behind on the dose. Do not take two doses at once.
What Happens If I Overdose?
For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What Should be Avoided?
Do not get a "live" vaccine while using Afinitor, and also avoid getting in contact with anyone who recently received a live vaccination. There is a risk that the virus will be transmitted to the person you are with. Live vaccines comprise measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), the typhoid virus, polio, rotaviruses, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), and zoster (shingles).
Grapefruit could interact with Afinitor and lead to undesirable reactions. Beware of using products made from grapefruit.
If you suffer from mouth ulcers or mouth sores, do not use mouthwashes or apply medications that contain alcohol peroxide, iodine, or thyme. Your doctor might recommend a steroid mouthwash in the event that the mouth ulcers are serious.
Interaction with Other Drugs
Discuss with your doctor all the medications you take. A variety of drugs can affect your invitation, particularly:
- An anti-microbial or antifungal medicine.
- Blood pressure or heart medication.
- Medication to treat treatment for hepatitis C medicine to treat hepatitis C, also known as HIV/AIDS.
- Seizure medicine.
- John's wor.
- Tuberculosis medicine.
- Medicines that can weaken immune systems, for example, steroids, cancer medicine, and other medications that stop organ donation rejection.
This is not a complete list, and other medications may influence Afinitor.