How to use Afinitor 5mg.
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking everolimus and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Do not change dosage forms of Afinitor 5mg without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. Take Afinitor 5mg by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. You may take Afinitor 5mg with or without food, but it is important to choose one way and take Afinitor 5mg the same way with every dose. Swallow Afinitor 5mg whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the tablets. The Dosage of Afinitor 5mg is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, laboratory tests, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). If you are taking Afinitor 5mg to treat a certain type of benign brain tumor, the Dosage of Afinitor 5mg is also based on body size. Use Afinitor 5mg regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. Do not increase your dose or use Afinitor 5mg more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of serious side effects will increase. Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using Afinitor 5mg unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Since Afinitor 5mg can be absorbed through the skin and lungs and may harm an unborn baby, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle Afinitor 5mg or breathe the dust from the tablets.
What are Afinitor side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Afinitor may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Afinitor as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Afinitor
The side effects of Afinitor may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Afinitor. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Afinitor may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Afinitor, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Afinitor.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Afinitor, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Afinitor and the side effects associated with Afinitor are described in the following: