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How To Take Treatment


How to take AFINITOR

Your health care provider will prescribe the dose of AFINITOR® (everolimus) Tablets that is right for you.


Take AFINITOR exactly as your health care provider tells you to. Your health care provider may change your dose of AFINITOR or tell you to temporarily interrupt dosing, if needed.


You can use scissors to open the blister pack.


Swallow AFINITOR tablets whole with a glass of water. Do not take any tablet that is broken or crushed.


Take AFINITOR 1 time each day at about the same time. Take AFINITOR the same way each time, either with food or without food.


If you take too much AFINITOR, contact your health care provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away. Take the pack of AFINITOR with you.

If you miss a dose of AFINITOR, you may still take it if it is less than 6 hours after the time you normally take it. If it is more than 6 hours after you normally take your AFINITOR, skip the dose for that day. The next day, take AFINITOR at your usual time. Do not take 2 doses to make up for a missed dose. If you are not sure what to do, call your health care provider.


You should have blood tests before you start AFINITOR and as needed during your treatment. These will include tests to check your blood cell count, kidney and liver function, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels.

Foods to avoid

You should not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit during your treatment with AFINITOR. It may make the amount of AFINITOR in your blood increase to a harmful level.