"Everolimus (Afinitor, Novartis) is now approved in the United States for use in adults with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of gastrointestinal (GI) or lung origin that are unresectable, locally advanced, or metastatic. The drug is already "...
In animal studies, everolimus showed a low acute toxic potential. No lethality or severe toxicity was observed in either mice or rats given single oral doses of 2000 mg/kg (limit test).
Reported experience with overdose in humans is very limited. Single doses of up to 70 mg have been administered. The acute toxicity profile observed with the 70 mg dose was consistent with that for the 10 mg dose.
AFINITOR is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to the active substance, to other rapamycin derivatives, or to any of the excipients. Hypersensitivity reactions manifested by symptoms including, but not limited to, anaphylaxis, dyspnea, flushing, chest pain, or angioedema (e.g., swelling of the airways or tongue, with or without respiratory impairment) have been observed with everolimus and other rapamycin derivatives.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/16/2016
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