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Advacan 0.25mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Biocon
Medicine composition: Everolimus
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Advacan 0.25mg Tablet is included in a class of medications called kinase inhibitors that treats cancer by stopping cancer cells from reproducing and cutting off blood supply to the cancer cells. Advacan 0.25mg Tablet decreases the action of the immune system. This may result in increased risk of developing infection or certain types of cancer such as lymphoma, skin cancer, etc.

Advacan 0.25mg Tablet (Afinitor) is used for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (after all other treatments have failed), a certain type of advanced breast cancer(after unsuccessful treatment using other medications), a certain type of cancer of the pancreas that has spread too much and cannot be treated with surgery, kidney tumours in people with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC; a genetic condition that causes tumours to grow in multiple organs) and subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA; a type of brain tumour) in adults and children 1 year of age and older who have TSC. Advacan 0.25mg Tablet (Zortress) is used with other medications to prevent transplant rejection in certain adults who have received kidney transplants. Advacan 0.25mg Tablet may increase the risk of developing a blood clot that may cause you to lose the transplanted kidney and of kidney damage, especially when Advacan 0.25mg Tablet is used along with certain doses of cyclosporine (also used to suppress the immune system).

Some side effects may include infection with symptoms like sore throat, chills, fever, frequent and painful urination, or unusual itching, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, unusual growths or lumps and swollen lymph nodes.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Oncologist before using this medicine.

In addition to its intended effect, Advacan 0.25mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.


Sinus inflammation

Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)

Otitis media (infection of ear)

Upper respiratory tract infection.

Is It safe with alcohol?

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Advacan 0.5mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Advacan 0.5mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.

Does this affect kidney function?

There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Advacan 0.25mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Advacan 0.25mg Tablet is a signal transduction inhibitor which prevents cells to grow and divide. It is mainly used for treating renal cell cancers and as an immunosuppressant in organ transplantation. It inhibits a protein called mTOR which is responsible for glucose metabolism and immune system where it stimulates cancer cells to grow. Therefore, mRNA is impaired affecting the growth of cancerous tumour.
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