What is Evergraf 0.5 mg Tablet?
Evergraf 0.50 mg Tablet contains salt called Everolimus. It is an antineoplastic agent which is used for the prevention of organ rejection in organ transplanted patients. It produces its action by regulating our body’s immune system which helps our body to accept the new organ. In combination with other drugs, it is used to treat breast, pancreas, lungs, and kidney cancers.
What is the use of a drug called Everolimus?
Everolimus drug is sold under the brand name Afinitor, Afinitor Disperz, Zortress. It is manufactured in India by Panacea Biotec Limited. It is used to treat the symptoms of breast cancer, pancreas cancer, lung cancer, and kidney cancer. It belongs to a class of drugs called Antineoplastics, mTOR kinase inhibitors. It is used together with other medicines to lower the body’s natural immunity in patients who receive kidney, heart, or liver transplants. When a patient receives an organ transplant, the body’s white blood cells try to get rid of (reject) the transplanted organ. Everolimus works to suppress the immune system and prevents the white blood cells from getting rid of the transplanted organ.
What is transplant rejection?
It occurs when our body’s immune system attacks the donated tissue and it starts to destroy the organs transplanted. It is caused by antibodies that act against the graft and it begins. Within minutes to hours as soon as grafting.
What is Breast cancer?
It is a type of cancer that forms in the breast cells. It is common among women. Symptoms include breast lump, change in breast size, redness, redness of the skin, color change, and peeling surrounding the breast skin or nipple. This medicine helps to inhibit the multiplication of cancer cells.
What is Pancreatic cancer?
It usually starts in the tissue of your pancreas, the organ in your abdomen which lies behind the stomach. Smoking, diabetes, pancreatitis, and obesity, may increase the chance of developing pancreatic cancer. Symptoms include abdominal pain, loss of appetite, yellow color of skin, light-colored stools, itchy skin, dark-colored urine, blood clots, and fatigue. This medicine helps to inhibit the multiplication of cancer cells.
What is Lung cancer?
It is a common type of lung cancer and it grows and spreads slowly when compared with lung cell cancer. Smoking is the common cause of lung cancer. Symptoms include fatigue, weight loss, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, and coughing up with cough and cough. This medicine helps to inhibit the multiplication of cancer cells.
What is kidney cancer?
It is also called renal adenocarcinoma. It is commonly found in adults. Factors that increase the risk of kidney cancer include older age, smoking, obesity, hypertension, and family history. Symptoms include blood in urine, loss of appetite, weight loss, tiredness, and fever.
Evergraf 0.50 mg Tablet must be taken in a dose and duration as per the 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. If you experience any allergic reactions (rash, shortness of breath, coughing, swelling, etc.). Seek medical advice.
The benefit of Evergraf 0.50 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
Evergraf 0.50 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
Evergraf 0.50 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
Evergraf 0.50 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
Evergraf 0.50 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 Evergraf 0.50 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:
Infection of ear
Inflammation of the mouth
Upper respiratory tract infection
How Evergraf 0.50 mg Tablet is taken?
Evergraf 0.50 mg Tablet must be taken in a dose and duration as per the 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 Evergraf 0.50 mg Tablet work?
Evergraf 0.50 Tablet contains Everolimus. It is an anti-cancer medication, a target of rapamycin kinase (mTOR), and a serine-threonine kinase inhibitor. It produces its action by binding with the FKBP – 12 an intracellular protein and thus inhibiting the mTOR kinase pathway. It also reduces the activity of the protein kinase and eukaryotic initiation factor 4E – binding protein. Evergraf inhibits the factor and also reduces the expression of vascular endothelial growth factors.