What is Evercon 0.5 mg Tablet?
Evercon 0.5 mg Tablet contains a drug called Everolimus. It is an antineoplastic chemotherapy drug. This medication is classified as an mTOR kinase inhibitor. It reduces the blood supply to the tumor and slows down the growth and spread of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat people with kidney cancer. It slows the growth and spread of tumor cells. It is also used in prophylaxis of organ rejection in kidney and liver transplants. It is also used in the treatment of cancers such as breast, kidney, pancreas, and lung cancers. It helps to prevent the transplant rejection of organs such as the kidney, liver, or heart.
What Everolimus drug is used for?
Everolimus drug is sold under the brand name Afinitor. It is manufactured in India by Concord Biotech Limited. Everolimus is used to treat cancers or noncancerous diseases such as kidney, breast, pancreas, and lung cancers. It is used for patients who have already received other medicines that did not work well or are not to be treated with surgery.
It is used together with other medicines to lower the body’s natural immunity in patients who receive kidney or liver transplants. It works to suppress the immune system and prevents the white blood cells from getting rid of the transplanted organ. Everolimus is a targeted cancer drug that blocks cancer growth. It reduces the blood supply and slows down the growth of cancer.
What is Breast cancer?
Breast cancer occurs when cells in the breast divide and grow without their normal control. Tumors in the breast tend to grow slowly. By the time a lump is large enough to feel, it may have been growing for as long as 10 years. Some tumors are aggressive and grow much faster.
About 80% of breast cancers begin in the milk ducts, about 105 begin in the tubes and a few begin in other breast tissues. Symptoms of breast cancer include a change in the size of the breast, a breast lump, a change in the look of the breast skin, discharge of the nipple, redness of the skin, hardening of the skin like marble, and change in the look of your nipple.
What is pancreatic cancer?
Pancreatic cancer refers to tumors that start in the cells of the pancreas, an organ located behind your stomach that helps you digest food. Cancers develop when cells grow in an uncontrolled manner and form masses or tumors in the pancreas, instead of growing into healthy pancreatic tissue. It may spread to other parts of the body. Tumors can interfere with the functions of the pancreas and cause pain and other symptoms. Symptoms of pancreatic cancer may include upper abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin, tiredness, loss of appetite, light-colored poop, dark-colored pee, weight loss, blood clots, itchy skin, diabetes, nausea, and vomiting.
What is lung cancer?
Lung cancer is cancer that starts in the lungs. The lungs are located in the chest. When you breathe, air goes through your nose, down your windpipe (trachea), and into the lungs, where it flows through tubes called bronchi. Most lung cancer begins in the cells that line these tubes. Lung cancer is made up of both types, it is called mixed small cell or large cell cancer. Symptoms of lung cancer may include chest pain, cough, fatigue, losing weight, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, and wheezing.
What is kidney cancer?
Kidney cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in your kidney tissue. These cells form a mass called a tumor. Cancers begin when something has a change in the cells and they divide out of control. This tumor spreads to other tissues and other organs. When this happens, it is called cancerous. Symptoms of kidney cancer may include blood in your pee, flank pain, tiredness, not feeling well, loss of appetite, low-grade fever, bone pain, and a lump in your kidney. Take Evercon 0.5 as a tablet once a day. You should take it at the same time each 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. If you experience any allergic reactions ( rash, shortness of breath, coughing, swelling, etc.). Seek medical advice.
The benefit of Evercon 0.5 mg 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
Evercon 0.5 mg 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
The pancreas is very essential for the digestion of whatever you eat and also for the metabolism of blood sugar levels as they produce the body’s natural insulin. This medicine helps to prevent pancreatic cancer and will relieve the symptoms such as lack of appetite and unexplained weight loss. Evercon 0.25 mg 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
Evercon 0.5 mg 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
Evercon 0.5 mg 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 Evercon 0.5 mg 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:
Swelling of the face, arms, hands, and legs
Chills and fever
Difficult or painful urination
Bleeding of gums
Nausea and vomiting
How is Evercon 0.5 mg Tablet taken?
Take Evercon 0.5 as a tablet once a day. You should take it at the same time each 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 Evercon 0.25 mg Tablet work?
Evercon 0.5 mg tablet works to interfere with the growth of cancer cells which are destroyed by the body. Since the growth of the normal body, cells may also be affected and other unwanted effects will also occur. It belongs to the group of medicines known as antineoplastics (cancer medicines).