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Advacan 0.5 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Advacan Tablet side effects

Common
  • Weakness
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Otitis media (infection of ear)
  • Diarrhea
  • Upper respiratory tract infection

How to use Advacan Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Advacan 0.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Advacan Tablet works

Advacan 0.5 mg Tablet suppresses the activity of body's immune system and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ.

Advacan Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Advacan 0.5 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Advacan 0.5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As fatigue is a common side effect with Advacan 0.5 mg Tablet and this may affect your ability to drive
Kidney
SAFE
Advacan 0.5 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Advacan 0.5 mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Advacan 0.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Advacan 0.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Advacan 0.5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Do not start everolimus and consult your doctor if you have liver problems, diabetes, high blood cholesterol, had a recent surgery or have unhealed wound after surgery, have infection, previously had hepatitis, are pregnant or breast-feeding or have intolerance to some sugars.
  • Seek medical advice if you have increased thirst or increased frequency of urination, if you get any infection, suffer from shortness of breath, cough or fever, need to receive any vaccination after taking everolimus.
  • Everolimus may affect male or female fertility; consult your doctor if you are planning to have a child.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery while taking everolimus as it may cause fatigue.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Advacan

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She has lung cancer from 2011. But before she had breast cancer from 2007. Now she is taking tycarb and nolvadex 20 mg . her hemoglobin is 10. Please suggest a name of iron capsule/tonic which is folic acid free.
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Cancer Specialist
Take Cap Feoxy one per day
I had a 1-2 Stage breast cancer and mastectomy was done for left breast in 2011. Earlier I was taking Tamoxifen Citrate 20mg. Now, prescribed Altraz 1mg. Which is better and can I continue with Tamoxifen as Altraz is too costly.
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Cancer Specialist
Why this tablet is changed, has your doctor told you about that why he is changing your medicines.
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FAQs

Q. Is Advacan a chemotherapy drug?

Advacan is a targeted therapy drug (mTOR inhibitor) and not a traditional chemotherapeutic agent

Q. Is Advacan cytotoxic or biologic?

Advacan is not cytotoxic, it is a biological therapy for breast cancer

Q. How is Advacan administered?

Advacan is administered 10 mg once daily orally as tablet with a glass of water

Q. How long does Advacan work?

Generally Advacan works for about 30 hours, however it may depend on the individual taking the medicine.

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References
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