Afinitor Everolimus Tablets By Novartis Pharma Details:

  • Brand Name : Afinitor Tablets
  • Active Ingredients : Everolimus
  • Manufactured by: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Strength: 5mg/10 mg
  • Form:  Tablets
  • Packing: Pack of 30 Tablets



Everolimus lowers your body's immune system. The immune system helps your body fight infections. The immune system can also fight or "reject" a transplanted organ such as a liver or kidney. This is because the immune system treats the new organ as an invader.


AFINITOR is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with advanced Kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma or RCC). It is also consumed for the treatment of pancreatic cancer known as Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor (PNET), Advanced Hormone Receptor-Positive, HER2-negative Breast cancer (advanced HR+ BC), adults with a type of cancer known as Neuroendocrine tumor (NET) of the stomach and intestine (gastrointestinal) or lung that has progressed and cannot be treated with surgery.


  • Constipation, headache, nausea, and sores in the mouth/throat may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
  • Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: swelling hands/ankles/feet, wound problems (such as infection, slow wound healing, opening of wound), decreased sexual ability (in men), chest pain/pressure, shortness of breath, unusual bruising/bleeding.
  • Everolimus may cause your cholesterol/triglycerides or blood sugar to increase.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Before using this medicines, Inform your doctor :

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
  • if you have diabetes or high blood sugar, high cholesterol, bone marrow problems, certain blood problems (eg, low white blood cell or platelet levels), a weakened immune system, a history of lung or breathing problems, skin cancer or any type of infection.
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.
  • Avoid receiving live vaccines such as varicella vaccine, BCG, MMR, OPV and typhoid vaccines while taking Everolimus medication.
  • Tell your pharmacist or dentist that you take everolimus before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others (such as chickenpox, measles, flu). Consult your doctor if you have been exposed to an infection.
  • Do not increase your dose or use this medication more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.

This list is not complete and you can get more information from your health care provider. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.


Some products that may interact with this drug include: other drugs that weaken the immune system/increase the risk of infection (such as natalizumab, rituximab), ACE inhibitors (such as captopril, lisinopril).

Other medications can affect the removal of everolimus from your body, which may affect how everolimus works. Examples include :azole antifungals (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole),



macrolide antibiotics (such as clarithromycin, erythromycin),

HIV protease inhibitors (such as atazanavir, ritonavir),rifamycins (such as rifabutin, rifampin),St. John's wort, telaprevir, telithromycin, among others.

This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist.


Store these medicines in a closed container at room temperature of 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F), away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Do not store in your bathroom or in your refrigerator. Keep these medicines away from children and do not share it with anyone.


Throw away Afinitor Tablets and any other medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk with your pharmacist about how to get rid (dispose) of these medicines safely.


We strongly encourage you to talk with your health care professional about your specific medical condition and treatments. The information contained in this website is meant to be helpful and educational, but is not a substitute for medical advice.

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