Evergraf 0.5mg Tablet
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Evergraf 0.5 MG Description
Evergraf Tablet is an anti-cancer medicine. It is used in the treatment of cancers of the breast, kidney, pancreas, etc. It is also used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients. It contains
everolimus as its main component.
Uses of Evergraf 0.5 MG
- For the treatment of kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer
- For prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients
Contraindications of Evergraf 0.5 MG
If you are allergic to everolimus, similar medicines (sirolimus, temsirolimus) or any other ingredients of Evergraf Tablet
Side effects of Evergraf 0.5 MG
- Joint pain
- High blood pressure
Precautions and Warnings of Evergraf 0.5 MG
Can I take Evergraf Tablet during pregnancy?
This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy as limited safety data is available. Please consult your doctor.
Can I take Evergraf Tablet while breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding should be avoided during treatment & for about 2 weeks after discontinuing treatment.
Can I drive if I have consumed Evergraf Tablet?
This medicine may cause tiredness, caution is needed while driving or operating machines.
Can I consume alcohol with Evergraf Tablet?
Although there is no known interaction between alcohol and this medicine, it is essential to consult your physician if you have a habit of consuming alcohol regularly.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have liver problems
- You have diabetes
- You are scheduled to receive any vaccination
- Your blood cholesterol levels are high
- You recently had a major surgery
- You had or are about to receive radiotherapy
- You have any infection or had hepatitis B
- You experience any unusual side effects
- This medicine should not be used in patients below 18 years old
Mode of Action of Evergraf 0.5 MG
How Does It Work?
Everolimus works by reducing the blood supply to the tumour, thus slowing down the growth & spread of cancer cells.
Directions for Use of Evergraf 0.5 MG
- Evergraf Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
- Swallow it whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
- It can be taken with or without food.
- It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
- You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Evergraf 0.5 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way Evergraf Tablet works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
- Especially if you are taking medicines to treat heart problems, psychiatric illnesses, HIV infection, bacterial or fungal infection, tuberculosis, high blood pressure, fits or are taking painkillers, antibiotics, St. John’s Wort, steroids....
Interactions with food items
- Avoid grapefruit while on treatment.
Storage and disposal of Evergraf 0.5 MG
- Evergraf Tablet should be stored at room temperature, protected from moisture and heat.
- Keep them out of the reach and sight of children and pets.
Dosage of Evergraf 0.5 MG
- If you think you have taken too much of Evergraf Tablet, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
In case you’ve missed any dose of Evergraf Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Avoid taking a double dose to compensate for the missed dose....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is the composition of Evergraf Tablet?
A: Evergraf Tablet contains everolimus as its active component.
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