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VOLANTIS 5MG TABLET

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MRP: Rs. 12500 for 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each)
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Composition for VOLANTIS

Everolimus(5mg)

food interaction for VOLANTIS

alcohol interaction for VOLANTIS

pregnancy interaction for VOLANTIS

lactation interaction for VOLANTIS

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alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Volantis 5mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Volantis 5mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Volantis 5mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for VOLANTIS

Everolimus(5mg)

Uses

Volantis 5mg tablet is used in breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer and kidney cancer.

How it works

Volantis 5mg tablet belongs to class of medications called mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors. Volantis 5mg tablet reduces blood supply to tumor thereby blocking tumor or cancer growth. It also inhibits immune cells (T cells) which can cause rejection of transplanted organs.

Common side effects

Acne, Altered taste, Dry mouth, Dry skin, Hair loss, Headache, Insomnia, Nail disorder, Nose bleed, Weakness, Weight loss, Constipation, Diarrhoea

SUBSTITUTES for VOLANTIS

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Expert advice for VOLANTIS

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for VOLANTIS

Everolimus

Q.Is everolimus a chemotherapy drug?
Everolimus is a targeted therapy drug (mTOR inhibitor) and not a traditional chemotherapeutic agent

Q.Is everolimus cytotoxic or biologic?
Everolimus is not cytotoxic, it is a biological therapy for breast cancer

Q.How is everolimus administered?
Everolimus is administered 10 mg once daily orally as tablet with a glass of water

Q.How long does everolimus work?
Generally everolimus works for about 30 hours, however it may depend on the individual taking the medicine.

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Content on this page was last updated on 25 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)