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Certican 0.75 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Certican Tablet

Certican 0.75 mg Tablet is used for prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients. It works by suppressing body’s immune response, so that body can accept the new organ. It is also used in combination with other medicines to treat cancers of breast, pancreas, lungs and kidney.

You should take it in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. But, before taking it report to doctor if you have any known allergy to this medication. Remember to inform doctor if you are suffering from severe liver or any heart disease. Always seek medical advice if you have increased thirst or increased frequency of urination, suffer from shortness of breath, cough or fever, or need to receive any vaccination after taking this medication.

It may affect male or female fertility, so consult doctor if you are planning to have a child. You should not drive or operate machinery while taking it as it may cause fatigue.

Certican 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 Certican 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. Certican 0.75 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Certican Tablet works

Certican 0.75 mg Tablet suppresses the activity of body's immune system and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ.

Certican Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Certican 0.75 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Certican 0.75 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Certican 0.75 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Certican 0.75 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As fatigue is a common side effect with Certican 0.75 mg Tablet and this may affect your ability to drive
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Certican 0.75 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Certican 0.75 mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Certican 0.75 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Certican 0.75 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Certican 0.75 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

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

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FAQs

Q. Is any monitoring required while taking Certican?

Regular monitoring is required while you are on Certican. The doctor will advise blood tests to see the counts of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets since the counts may decrease during treatment with Certican. Also, blood tests will be required to check your kidney function, liver function, blood glucose levels, and cholesterol levels.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Certican?

You should avoid grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking Certican. This is because taking them together may increase the levels of Certican in your blood to harmful levels. Avoid the use of live vaccinations and any possible contact with individuals who have received live vaccinations.

Q. What is the most important information I need to know about Certican?

Certican can cause serious side effects which include severe allergic reactions, angioedema, and kidney failure which can be severe and can lead to death. It is possible that you may develop an infection or problems related to lung such as breathing problems.

Q. Is Certican a chemotherapy?

Certican is an anticancer medicine. It belongs to kinase inhibitor class of medicines. It works by reducing the blood supply to the tumor, which slows down the growth and spread of cancer cells.

Q. How is Certican administered?

Usually, Certican is taken once or twice daily. The medicine should always either be taken with food or always be taken without food. Certican should be swallowed whole with water and should not be crushed or chewed.

Q. How long can you take Certican?

There is no definite duration of treatment with Certican. Certican is continued till clinical benefit is seen or unacceptable toxicity or side effects occur.

Q. How will I know that Certican is shrinking my brain tumor?

The effect of Certican in shrinking the size of tumor can only be checked by getting regular brain scans. It should be done as advised by your doctor and your treatment plan.

Q. Is Certican cytotoxic?

Yes, Certican is cytotoxic against human cancer cells of breast, stomach, prostate, and kidneys (renal cell carcinoma).

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References
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