What is Rapact 5 mg Tablets ?
Rapact 5mg manufactured by Natco, contains Everolimus as an active ingredient. It comes in pack of 28 tablets. Rapact 5mg tablet is a prescription oncology medicine that can be purchased by a patient only against a valid prescription of a healthcare professional. Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed.
Rapact 5 mg Tablets Uses :
Rapact 5mg used as an immunosuppressant to prevent rejection of organ transplants. It is also used to treat certain types of cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
Rapact Everolimus 5mg Tablets Work :
Everolimus belongs to the group of medicines known as antineoplastics (cancer medicines). It interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their spread in the body.
Everolimus is also used together with other medicines to lower the body’s natural immunity in patients who receive kidney or liver transplants. When a patient receives an organ transplant, the body’s white blood cells try to get rid of (reject) the transplanted organ. Rapact 5mg works to suppress the immune system and prevents the white blood cells from getting rid of the transplanted organ.
Rapact 5mg Side – Effects :
This cancer medicine may cause some side effects. Most side effects of Rapact 5 mg are common, but a few can be serious. Side-effects may vary for each individual depending on the person’s disease state, age, weight, gender, ethnicity and general health. The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur :
Common Side Effects :
Vomiting ; Weight loss ; Nosebleeds ; Nausea ; Dry skin ; Pain or sores in the mouth and throat ; Temporary hair loss ; Pain in your arms and legs ; Diarrhea ; Constipation ; Decreased appetite ; Changes in taste or unusual taste in your mouth ; Wound problems (such as slowed wound healing) etc.
Serious Side Effects :
Stabbing chest pain ; Seizure (convulsions) ; White patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lipsn ; Pain or burning when you urinate ; Jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes) ; Purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin ; Feeling short of breath etc.
These are not all the side effects with Rapact Everolimus 5 mg. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
Rapact 5 mg – Storage Details :
Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
Store Everolimus at room temperature of 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F).
Make sure to always keep your medicine in an area of your home that is out of the reach of children and pets.
Consider storing your medications separately from your other family members. You can put them on a different shelf, or in a different cabinet or drawer.
Do not keep this medicine in the glove compartment of your car. Medicine can get too hot, cold, or wet there.
Always store this cancer medicine out of reach and out of sight of children.
Store it in a cool, dry place, protected from light and refrigerated when necessary. Improper storage can affect the effectiveness and shelf life of your medicine.
Expert advice for Rapact 5mg Tablet:
Do not start everolimus and consult your doctor if you have liver problems, diabetes, high blood cholesterol, had a recent surgery or have unhealed wound after surgery, have infection, previously had hepatitis, are pregnant or breast-feeding or have intolerance to some sugars. Seek medical advice if you have increased thirst or increased frequency of urination, if you get any infection, suffer from shortness of breath, cough or fever, need to receive any vaccination after taking everolimus. Everolimus may affect male or female fertility; consult your doctor if you are planning to have a child. Do not drive or operate machinery while taking everolimus as it may cause fatigue.
Before taking everolimus, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to sirolimus or temsirolimus; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
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