Specialty Drug
EVEROLIMUS decreases the activity of your immune system. Afinitor is used to treat certain types of cancer. Compare kinase inhibitors.

What is Afinitor Disperz?



What should I tell my doctor?TOP

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • high cholesterol
  • immune system problems
  • infection (especially a virus infection such as chickenpox, cold sores, or herpes)
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • low blood counts, like low white cell, platelet, or red cell counts
  • rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency, or glucose-galactose malabsorption
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to everolimus, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this drug?TOP

Take this medicine by mouth. You may take it with or without food. Do not take with grapefruit juice. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Leave the tablets in the blister package until you are ready to make the suspension. Do not push the tablets through the blister pack; use scissors to open. Do not chew or swallow whole tablets. You must add the dose to water as directed and wait about 3 minutes for the suspension to form. Stir the suspension with a spoon. Drink all of the liquid in the glass. Add more water to the empty glass, stir again, and drink. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?TOP

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

Where should I store this drug?TOP

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep this medicine in the original blister pack until the tablets are ready for suspension. Discard any prepared suspension that is not used immediately within 60 minutes of preparation. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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