EVERMIL EVEROLIMUS 10MG TABLETS
EVERMIL is an immunosuppressant. It works by blocking the action of certain blood cells in the immune system that may cause the body to reject the transplanted organ.
USES OF EVEROLIMUS 10MG TABLETS
EVERMIL is used with other medications to prevent rejection of a kidney transplant. Everolimus is also used with other medications (such as tacrolimus) to prevent rejection of a liver transplant.
Constipation, headache, nausea, and sores in the mouth/throat may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: swelling hands/ankles/feet, wound problems (such as infection, slow wound healing, opening of wound), decreased sexual ability (in men), chest pain/pressure, shortness of breath, unusual bruising/bleeding.
Everolimus may cause your cholesterol/triglycerides or blood sugar to increase.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Serious and sometimes fatal infections may occur during treatment with Zortress. Call your doctor right away if you have signs of infection such as fever or chills.
Zortress can cause a blood clot in the vessels of your transplanted organ. Tell your doctor right away if you have: fever with nausea or vomiting, blood in your urine, dark colored urine, little or no urination, or pain in your stomach, groin, lower back, or side.
Before taking Evermil Everolimus
You should not use Zortress if you are allergic to everolimus or sirolimus.
Using Zortress can increase your risk of serious infections or getting certain cancers, such as lymphoma or skin cancer. Ask your doctor about your specific risk.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- problems digesting lactose or galactose (sugar);
- high cholesterol or triglycerides;
- liver disease;
- a heart transplant; or
- skin cancer in you or a family member.
Evermil Everolimus may harm an unborn baby. Use effective birth control while you are using everolimus and for at least 8 weeks after your last dose. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant.
This medicine may affect fertility (ability to have children) in both men and women. However, it is important for women to use birth control because Zortress may harm the baby if a pregnancy does occur.
It is not known whether everolimus passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are taking Zortress.