What is a Certican 0.50mg Tablet?
Certican 0.50mg Tablet is an anti-cancer medicine. It contains a drug called Everolimus as its main component. It is used in the treatment of cancers of the breast, kidney, pancreas, and lung. It is also used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients. It regulates the body’s immune system, so the body can accept the new organ.
What Everolimus drug is used for?
Everolimus drug is sold under the brand names Afinitor, Afinitor Disperz, Zortress. It is manufactured in India by Novartis India Limited. Everolimus is a medicine that is given for the treatment of some types of cancer. It is prescribed for kidney, lung, pancreas, and breast cancer.
In the case of cancer, certain cells in the body grow and multiply in a way that is out of control. Chemotherapy (anti-cancer) medicines work to inhibit the way cells grow and increase in number. It blocks the action of a certain protein inside cells. This protein controls the signals to the cell to make it grow, to stop it from working properly. This stops the cancer cells from growing and increasing in number.
This medicine is used alongside other medicines to help prevent your body from rejecting an organ transplant. It works to suppress your body’s immune or defense system.
What is transplant rejection?
Rejection is a normal reaction of the body to a foreign object. When a new kidney is placed in a person’s body, the body sees the transplanted organ as a threat and tries to attack it. The immune system makes antibodies to try to kill the new organ, not realizing that the transplanted kidney is beneficial.
What is Pancreatic cancer?
The pancreas is a small hockey stick-shaped gland located in the stomach. The main role of the pancreas is to help in food digestion and regulate blood sugar levels in the body. The pancreas is involved in maintaining blood sugar levels to make insulin.
Pancreas cancer occurs when changes in the pancreas cells lead them to multiply out of control. A mass of tissue that is noncancerous but as it grows it becomes cancerous. Symptoms of pancreatic cancer include abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin, loss of appetite, light-colored poop, blood clots, itchy skin, diabetes, nausea and vomiting, and tiredness.
What is Lung cancer?
Lung cancer is cancer that starts in the lungs and can spread to other areas of the body. It occurs when cells in the lungs divide uncontrolled causing tumors to grow. Tumors can reduce a person’s ability to breathe, and they can spread to other parts of the body. It is the third most common cancer. Symptoms of lung cancer may include worsening cough, coughing, chest pain, hoarseness, wheezing, weakness and fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, and recurrent respiratory infections.
What is Breast cancer?
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer. Most women with breast cancer are over the age of 50. But younger women can also get breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the abnormal growth of the cells lining the breast lobules or ducts. These cells grow uncontrolled and have the potential to spread to other parts of the body. Both men and women can develop breast cancer. Symptoms of breast cancer include new lumps or thickening in the breast, nipple discharge, changes in the size or shape of the breast, skin of breast and swelling of the armpit, and rash or red swollen of the breast.
What is Kidney cancer?
Kidney cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in your kidney tissue. These cells form a mass called a tumor. Cancer begins when something changes in the cells and they divide out of control.
Cancerous cells may spread to other tissues and vital organs. This stage is called metastasis (advanced cancer). Symptoms of kidney cancer may include blood in pee, back pain, tiredness, loss of appetite, fever, bone pain, high blood pressure, anemia, and high calcium.
Certican 0.5mg tablets must be taken in a dose and duration as per the doctor’s prescription. Take it at about the same time every day. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The common side effects of this medicine include weakness, sinus inflammation, infection, fever, cough, etc. If any of these side effects become severe, you consult with your doctor. Your doctor should prevent and give relief from these side effects. You may feel better.
The benefit of Certican 0.50mg Tablet
- In the treatment of Prevention of organ rejection
This tablet is used with other medicine to prevent organ transplant rejection. Rejection happens due to an attack by the immune system of the person receiving the transplanted organ such as a kidney, liver, or heart. This medicine reduces the activity of a person’s immune system and prevents rejection.
- In the treatment of Breast cancer
Certican 0.50mg tablets are used to treat breast cancer in women. It helps to stop cancer growth and further spread and relieves the symptoms of breast cancer like breast lumps, discharge from the nipple, or changes in the shape of the breast.
- In the treatment of Pancreatic cancer
Certican 0.50mg tablets help to stop the action of those chemicals that aid in pancreatic cancer growth and spread. It will help you to live a longer and healthier life.
- In the treatment of Lung cancer
Certican 0.50mg tablets reduce the blood supply to the cancer cells and stop their growth. But as it reduces immunity, you should avoid being in crowds and wash your hands to prevent infections. Drink plenty of water and follow a healthy diet. Stay hydrated. Keep taking medicine to get benefits.
- In the treatment of kidney cancer
Certican 0.50mg tablets are used to treat kidney cancer when other medicines failed to work. It stops cancer growth and prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It restricts the advancement of cancer to other unaffected regions. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully. Take medicine on time to get the full benefit.
Side effects of Certican 0.50mg Tablet
Here are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
Infection of ear
Inflammation of the mouth
Upper respiratory tract infection
How was the Certican 0.50mg Tablet taken?
Certican 0.50mg tablets must be taken in a dose and duration as per the doctor’s prescription. Take it at about the same time every day. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How does Certican 0.5mg Tablet work?
Certican 0.50mg tablets work to inhibit mTOR kinase, an enzyme required for cell growth and survival. By blocking this enzyme, it prevents cell division and tumor growth. This medicine can also interfere with the development of blood vessels that supply the nutrients that a tumor needs to grow.