What is Afinitor 5 mg Tablets ?
Afinitor manufactured by Novartis, contains “Everolimus” as an active ingredient. It comes in pack of 30 tablets. Afinitor is a prescription oncology medicine that can be purchased by a patient only against a valid prescription of a healthcare professional. Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed.
Afinitor 5 mg Tablets Uses :
Afinitor (Everolimus) is currently used as an immunosuppressant to prevent rejection of organ transplants. It is also used to treat certain types of cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
Afinitor Everolimus 5 mg Tablets Work :
Everolimus belongs to the group of medicines known as antineoplastics (cancer medicines). It interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their spread in the body.
Everolimus is also used together with other medicines to lower the body’s natural immunity in patients who receive kidney or liver transplants. When a patient receives an organ transplant, the body’s white blood cells try to get rid of (reject) the transplanted organ. Afinitor works to suppress the immune system and prevents the white blood cells from getting rid of the transplanted organ.
Afinitor 5 mg Tablets Side Effects :
This cancer medicine may cause some side effects. Most side effects from are common, but a few can be serious. Side-effects may vary for each individual depending on the person’s disease state, age, weight, gender, ethnicity and general health. The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur :
Common Side Effects : Vomiting ; Weight loss ; Nosebleeds ; Nausea ; Dry skin ; Pain or sores in the mouth and throat ; Temporary hair loss ; Pain in your arms and legs ; Diarrhea ; Constipation ; Decreased appetite ; Changes in taste or unusual taste in your mouth ; Wound problems (such as slowed wound healing) etc.
Serious Side Effects : Stabbing chest pain ; Seizure (convulsions) ; White patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lipsn ; Pain or burning when you urinate ; Jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes) ; Purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin ; Feeling short of breath etc.
These are not all the side effects with Afinitor Everolimus 5 mg. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
Afinitor 5 mg – Storage Details :
Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
• Store Everolimus at room temperature of 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F).
• Make sure to always keep your medicine in an area of your home that is out of the reach of children and pets.
• Consider storing your medications separately from your other family members. You can put them on a different shelf, or in a different cabinet or drawer.
• Do not keep it in the glove compartment of your car. Medicine can get too hot, cold, or wet there.
• Always store this cancer medicine out of reach and out of sight of children.
• Store it in a cool, dry place, protected from light and refrigerated when necessary. Improper storage can affect the effectiveness and shelf life of your medicine.
In order to legally purchase this medicine from Indiangenericdrugs, you’ll require a prescription from your Registered Medical Practitioner.
The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.