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Everolimus is prescribed to treat kidney cancer.
Everolimus decreases the activity of your immune system.
Everolimus is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you have an unusual or allergic reaction to everolimus, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- If you have breast-feeding;
- If you have diabetes;
- If you have heart disease;
- If you have high cholesterol;
- If you have immune system problems;
- If you have infection (especially a virus infection such as chickenpox, cold sores, or herpes);
- If you have kidney disease;
- If you have liver disease;
- If you have low blood counts, like low white cell, platelet, or red cell counts;
- If you have pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
Do not take Everolimus with any of the following drugs:
- Grapefruit juice;
- Antiviral medicines for hiv or aids;
Everolimus may affect blood sugar levels.
Everolimus may increase your risk to bruise or bleed. Call your doctor or health care professional if you notice any unusual bleeding.
Everolimus may make you feel generally unwell. This is not uncommon, as chemotherapy can affect healthy cells as well as cancer cells.
Avoid taking products that contain aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, or ketoprofen unless instructed by your doctor. These medicines may hide a fever.
Be careful brushing and flossing your teeth or using a toothpick because you may get an infection or bleed more easily.
Call your doctor or health care professional for advice if you get a fever, chills or sore throat, or other symptoms of a cold or flu.
Do not treat yourself. Everolimus decreases your body's ability to fight infections. Try to avoid being around people who are sick.
If you have any dental work done, tell your dentist you are receiving this medicine.
If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.
Report any side effects. Continue your course of treatment even though you feel ill unless your doctor tells you to stop.
Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine.
There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check-ups.
Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant.
You may need regular tests to monitor possible side effects of the drug.
Everolimus side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Yellowing of the eyes or skin;
- Unusually weak or tired;
- Unusual bleeding or bruising;
- Trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine;
- Swelling of the ankles, feet, hands;
- Right upper belly pain;
- Nausea, vomiting;
- Increased urination;
- Increased hunger or thirst;
- Fever or chills, sore throat;
- Dry mouth or mouth sores;
- Dark urine;
- Chest pain;
- Breathing problems;
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;