Volantis 5mg Tablet

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Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Volantis 5mg Tablet

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12500
₹1250.0/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Volantis Tablet

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Uses of Volantis Tablet

Volantis 5mg Tablet is used in breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer and kidney cancer.
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Side effects of Volantis Tablet

Common

Weakness, Sinus inflammation, Infection, Fever, Cough, Fatigue, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Otitis media (infection of ear), Diarrhoea, Upper respiratory tract infection.

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How to use Volantis 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Volantis 5mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Volantis Tablet works

Volantis 5mg tablet suppresses the activity of body's immune system and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ.

In Depth Information on Volantis Tablet

Expert advice for Volantis Tablet

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Volantis 5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Volantis 5mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

As fatigue is a common side effect with Volantis 5mg Tablet and this may affect your ability to drive
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Kidney
SAFE
Volantis 5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney d
isease. No dose adjustment of Volantis 5mg Tablet is recommended.
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Liver
CAUTION
Volantis 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Volantis 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Volantis 5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Volantis 5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Everolimus

Volantis is a targeted therapy drug (mTOR inhibitor) and not a traditional chemotherapeutic agent
Volantis is not cytotoxic, it is a biological therapy for breast cancer
Volantis is administered 10 mg once daily orally as tablet with a glass of water
Generally Volantis works for about 30 hours, however it may depend on the individual taking the medicine.
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