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Everolimus

Information

Uses

Everolimus is used in breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer and kidney cancer.

How it works

Everolimus suppresses the activity of body's immune system and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ.

Common side effects

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

Available Medicine

  • ₹60146 to ₹85924
    Novartis India Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹18952 to ₹30137
    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹628 to ₹1258
    Panacea Biotec Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹20000
    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹19777 to ₹29667
    Biocon
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹571 to ₹1383
    Biocon
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹19400 to ₹29400
    Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹920 to ₹2516
    Novartis India Ltd
    3 variant(s)
  • ₹12500 to ₹19067
    Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
    2 variant(s)

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.

Frequently asked questions

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

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


Content on this page was last updated on 28 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)