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Afinitor (everolimus) isa cancer medicine that interferes with the growth of cancer cells andslows their spread in the body.
Afinitor is usedto treat certain types of kidney cancer, breast cancer, or braintumor. It is also used to treat certain types of advanced or progressive tumorsof the stomach, intestines, or pancreas.
Afinitor is alsoused to treat certain types of seizures or non-cancerous (benign)tumors of the brain or kidney in people with a genetic conditioncalled tuberous sclerosis complex.
This medicationguide provides information about the Afinitor brand ofeverolimus. Zortress is another brand of everolimus used to preventorgan rejection after a kidney transplant.
HowAfinitor Tablet works
Afinitor 5mgTablet suppresses the activity of body's immune system and prevents rejectionof the transplanted organ.
Get emergencymedical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction toAfinitor: hives; chest pain, difficult breathing; swelling of your face,lips, tongue, or throat. You may be more likely to have some of these symptomsif you also take an "ACE inhibitor" heart or blood pressuremedication.
Stop usingAfinitor and call your doctor at once if you have: