Afinitor Medication Information
A healthcare provider may prescribe Afinitor® (everolimus) to treat certain types of kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer, and brain tumors. It comes as a tablet that is taken once daily.
This medicine works by blocking certain enzymes that are responsible for regulating cell function, including cell growth. By blocking these enzymes, Afinitor can slow down the growth of cancer cells.
Before starting treatment with Afinitor, make sure to review the medication's safety information with your healthcare provider. For example, you may not be able to use this medicine if you have certain allergies, diabetes, or a history of hepatitis B. Also, this drug may react with certain other medications.
(For more information on this medication, click Afinitor. This article offers a complete overview on this medicine, including how it works, details on its safety and effectiveness, and dosing guidelines.)