If your healthcare provider has prescribed Afinitor® (everolimus), the dosing guidelines will depend on the medical condition being treated, other medications you are taking, and various other factors.
The typical recommended dose of Afinitor for treating advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PNET), advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), breast cancer, and renal angiomyolipoma (a type of kidney tumor) is 10 mg once daily. This amount may be adjusted if you are taking certain medications or have liver disease. For treating subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA), a rare type of brain tumor, the dosage varies depending on your height and weight.
Afinitor comes in tablet form and is typically taken once daily. You can take it with food or on an empty stomach; however, take each dose the same way every time. You should not cut, chew, or crush the tablets. For children with SEGA brain tumors, Afinitor comes in Disperz tablets that can be mixed with water to form a suspension before each dose.
(For more information, click Afinitor Dosage. This Web article provides more specific dosing guidelines for Afinitor, including important tips on when and how to take this drug.)