Volantis (Everolimus 10 mg Tablets) is an immunosuppressive medication used in the treatment of certain types of cancer and other medical conditions. It belongs to a class of drugs known as mTOR inhibitors.
Volantis is used to treat various types of cancer such as advanced renal cell carcinoma, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, and hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. It is also used to prevent organ rejection in patients who have undergone a transplant.
HOW TO USE:
Volantis should be taken exactly as prescribed by your healthcare professional. The usual dose is one tablet taken orally once a day, with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, crush, or break the tablet.
Store the medicine in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. Keep it out of reach of children and pets.
Mechanism of action:
Volantis works by inhibiting the activity of a protein called mTOR, which is involved in regulating cell growth and division. By blocking the activity of mTOR, Volantis slows down the growth and spread of cancer cells, and reduces the risk of rejection in organ transplant recipients.
Before taking Volantis, inform your healthcare professional if you have any allergies, medical conditions, or are taking any other medicines, including herbal remedies and supplements. Volantis may interact with other medications, and certain medical conditions may increase the risk of side effects.
Volantis is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to everolimus or any of the ingredients in the tablet. It should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Volantis may interact with other medications, including blood thinners, antifungal medications, and antibiotics. Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other medications.
In case of an overdose, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and liver dysfunction.
Common side effects of Volantis include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, swelling, mouth sores, and digestive issues. Rare but serious side effects include infections, blood disorders, and kidney damage. If you experience any unusual symptoms or side effects, inform your healthcare professional immediately.