What Is Afinitor (Everolimus)?
Afinitor (everolimus) is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their spread in the body. Afinitor tablet suppresses the activity of body’s immune system and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ.
Afinitor is used to treat certain types of kidney cancer, breast cancer, or brain tumor. Afinitor is also used to treat certain types of advanced or progressive tumors of the stomach, intestines, or pancreas.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
EVEROLIMUS can cause a blood clot in the blood vessels of your transplanted organ, especially within 30 days after transplant. Tell your doctor right away if you have: shortness of breath, fever with nausea or vomiting, blood in your urine, dark colored urine, little or no urinating, jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes), or pain in your stomach, groin, lower back, or side.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
pain or burning when you urinate; redness, warmth, swelling, oozing, or slow healing of a wound or surgical incision; new or worsening cough, wheezing, breathing problems; stabbing chest pain, cough with yellow or green mucus;
pale skin, feeling light-headed, rapid heart rate, easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum); white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips;
high potassium (slow heart rate, weak pulse, muscle weakness, tingly feeling);
high blood sugar (increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss); or
dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, uneven heartbeats, seizure).
Common side effects may include:
swelling in your legs, ankles, or feet; diarrhea, constipation; or mild stomach discomfort.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Tablets and tablets for suspension: Store at room temperature of 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F). Protect from light; protect from moisture.