What is Everolimus?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Afinitor Certican Zortress

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Everolimus is an antineoplastic agent used in the treatment of advanced renal cell cancer, after not having therapeutic response with sunitinib or sorafenib. It is also used as an immunosuppressant following solid organ transplant.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Kidney transplant 2 1
Angiomyolipomatosis 1 1
Basal cell skin cancer 1 1
Breast cancer 1 1
Heart transplant 1 3

Show all 13 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
4
Moderate
3
Mild
5
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Everolimus

Side effect Patients
Mouth sores (ulcers) 4
Dry skin 2
Fatigue 2
Hair loss 2
Loss of appetite 2
Appetite change 1

Show all 25 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Everolimus

Dosage Patients
2.5 mg daily 1
5 mg daily 1
70 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Everolimus

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 3
Did not seem to work 2
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Everolimus

Duration

Currently taking Everolimus

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 3

Stopped taking Everolimus

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 16
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 14
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 7
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Everolimus after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Capecitabine (Xeloda) 1
Letrozole (Femara) 1
Octreotide (Sandostatin) 1
Sunitinib (Sutent) 1

Patients stopped taking Everolimus and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Capecitabine (Xeloda) 1
Palbociclib (Ibrance) 1
Temozolomide (Temodar) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Everolimus.