How to Take Treatment

AFINITOR® (everolimus) Tablets

Take AFINITOR® (everolimus) Tablets exactly as your doctor tells you to. Your doctor may change your dose of AFINITOR or tell you to temporarily stop dosing, if needed.

  1. time

    Take AFINITOR one time each day at about the same time.

  2. meal

    Take AFINITOR the same way each time, either with food or without food.

  3. pill

    Swallow AFINITOR Tablets whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or take if broken or crushed. 

  4. scissors

    Use scissors to open the blister pack. 


  • If you miss a dose of AFINITOR, you may still take it up to 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 the one that you missed 
  • If you are not sure about what to do, call your health care provider
  1. blood test

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

  2. grapefruit 2

    Don’t 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.

  3. needle

    Avoid the use of live vaccinations and contact with individuals who have received live vaccinations. If you are not sure about the type of vaccine, ask your health care provider.

  4. pill

    If you take too much AFINITOR, contact your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency department right away. Take the pack of AFINITOR with you.