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Understanding Side Effects



AFINITOR DISPERZ® (everolimus tablets for oral suspension) can cause serious side effects. These serious side effects include:

  • You may develop lung or breathing problems. In some people lung or breathing problems may be severe and can even lead to death. Tell your health care provider right away if you have any of these symptoms: new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, difficulty breathing, or wheezing
  • You may be more likely to develop an infection, such as pneumonia, or a bacterial, fungal, or viral infection. Viral infections may include reactivation of hepatitis B in people who have had hepatitis B in the past. In some people these infections may be severe and can even lead to death. You may need to be treated as soon as possible. Tell your health care provider right away if you have a temperature of 100.5˚F or above, chills, or do not feel well. Symptoms of hepatitis B or infection may include the following: fever, chills, skin rash, joint pain and inflammation, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea, pale stools, dark urine, yellowing of the skin, pain in the upper right side of the stomach
  • Possible increased risk for a type of allergic reaction called angioedema (swelling under the skin), in people who take an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor medicine during treatment with AFINITOR DISPERZ. Talk with your health care provider before taking AFINITOR DISPERZ if you are not sure if you take an ACE inhibitor medicine. Get medical help right away if you have trouble breathing or develop swelling of your tongue, mouth, or throat during treatment with AFINITOR DISPERZ 
  • You may develop kidney failure. In some people this may be severe and can even lead to death. Your health care provider should do tests to check your kidney function before and during your treatment with AFINITOR DISPERZ 
  • You may experience delayed wound healing. AFINITOR DISPERZ can cause incisions to heal slowly or not heal well. Call your health care provider right away if your incision is red, warm, or painful; if you have blood, fluid, or pus in your incision; if your incision opens up; or if your incision swells


If you have any of the serious side effects listed above, you may need to stop taking AFINITOR DISPERZ, for a while or use a lower dose. Follow your doctor’s instructions. 


With AFINITOR DISPERZ, you may have side effects. That’s why it is important to have frequent conversations with your doctor. You can make a management plan in case of side effects.


Some people experience many side effects, while others have few. It can be helpful to keep track of your experience by writing it down in a journal.

  • AFINITOR DISPERZ works differently than treatments you may have had in the past, and it may cause side effects that you are not familiar with
  • Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away 
  • Your doctor or nurse may tell you to temporarily stop treatment until your symptoms improve, and then adjust your dose accordingly
  • Your doctor may offer some suggestions about proper oral care and what foods to avoid

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088.