Afinitor Everolimus and/or alternatives
Afinitor 5mgManufacturer: Novartis Pharma Stein AG Switzerland Source Country : India
Shipped from : India
Afinitor 7.5mgManufacturer: Novartis Pharmaceutical Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada
Afinitor 10mgManufacturer: Novartis Pharma Stein AG Switzerland Source Country : Turkey
Shipped from : Turkey
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Description of Afinitor
Afinitor is a drug which is most commonly used to fight cancer. It slows the growth of cancer cells in the body. Treatment of advanced kidney cancer can also be done with Afinitor, but in most cases, Afinitor is used only if drugs like sorafenib and sunitinib have not cured the symptoms. Patients suffering from brain tumors caused by tuberous sclerosis and those with pancreatic tumors also use Afinitor as a part of their treatment. The generic name of the drug is everolimus.
Indications & Dosage of Afinitor
People can buy Afinitor in three different strengths, which are available in the form of tablets-Afinitor 2.5mg, Afinitor 5mg, and Afinitor 10mg. The dosage is completely dependent on the doctor’s prescription. Taking a higher or lower dose than prescribed can lead to certain health problems.
Afinitor can be taken separately or with food. It should be taken whole with a full glass of water. Crushing or chewing it will not let the medicine have its desired effect. For people who have a difficulty swallowing Afinitor, it is best to dissolve the tablet in water completely and then drink the mixture.
Blood and kidney functions need to be regularly monitored during the course of Afinitor, and as such, no appointments should be skipped. The drug should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
Side effects & Interactions of Afinitor
Afinitor can have a number of side effects. Some side effects are not really serious in nature and wear off within some time. Some of the minor Afinitor side effects are as follows:
- Sore throat, sneezing and other signs and symptoms of cold;
- Pain in various parts of the body;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Constipation and diarrhea;
- Loss of appetite;
- Mild skin irritations and rashes;
Apart from the aforementioned side effects, some other side effects may also surface, which are generally more serious in nature and require immediate medical attention. People should be aware of these side effects before they buy Afinitor:
- Breathing difficulties;
- Painful urination;
- Irregular heartbeat;
- Concentration troubles and lightheadedness;
- Unusual and severe bleeding;
- Fever, fatigue and flu symptoms;
- Unusual chest pain;
- Ear pain and hearing problems;
- Changes in urine and stool color
Afinitor users may suffer from drug interactions when using Afinitor with certain other substances whose characteristics conflict with those of Afinitor. Some of these substances are: Bosentan, imatinib, Rifabutin, St. John’s Wort, antidepressants, barbiturates, antibiotics, certain blood pressure medications, seizure medications, HIV or AIDS drugs, narcolepsy medications, etc. Before taking Afinitor with any other drug, it is best to consult a doctor.
Warnings & Precautions of Afinitor
People who are allergic to everolimus should not buy Afinitor at all. It is also advisable to consult your doctor if you have certain medical conditions like breathing disorders, kidney problems, diabetes, high cholesterol, and liver trouble. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid the drug. Improper use of the medication may result in infertility in both men and women.