How to Take Treatment


The recommended starting dose is 5 mg/m2 once every day, but your doctor will prescribe the dose of AFINITOR DISPERZ® (everolimus tablets for oral suspension) that is right for you or your loved one.


Take AFINITOR DISPERZ exactly as your doctor tells you to. Your doctor may change your dose or tell you to temporarily stop taking medicine, if needed.

Take AFINITOR DISPERZ as follows
  1. hour

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

  2. meal

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

  3. scissors

    Use scissors to open the blister pack.

Follow the instructions for use
  1. clipboard

    If your doctor prescribes AFINITOR DISPERZ for you, see the “Instructions for Use” that come with your medicine for directions on how to prepare and take your dose.

  2. glass

    Each dose of AFINITOR DISPERZ must be prepared as a suspension (which is medicine + a liquid) before it is given. The suspension should only be prepared with water.

  3. warning

    AFINITOR DISPERZ can cause harm to an unborn baby. When possible, the suspension should be prepared by an adult who is not pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

  4. hand

    Anyone who prepares suspensions of AFINITOR DISPERZ for another person should wear gloves to avoid possible contact with the medicine.

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

Learn how to prepare and take AFINITOR DISPERZ


  • If you miss a dose of AFINITOR DISPERZ, 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 DISPERZ, skip the dose for that day. The next day, take AFINITOR DISPERZ 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 doctor or nurse

Blood tests are required before starting AFINITOR DISPERZ and throughout treatment with this medicine. These blood tests will check blood cell count (amount of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets), liver and kidney function, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels.

Other important things you should know
  1. Grapefruit

    Don’t drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit during your treatment with AFINITOR DISPERZ. It may make the amount of AFINITOR DISPERZ in your blood increase to a harmful level.

  2. 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 doctor or nurse.