Avastin
Alternatives

(bevacizumab)

Avastin (bevacizumab)

Prescription only

Afinitor (Everolimus)

1 of 1 alternatives
Treats several types of cancers.

Avastin (bevacizumab) is an effective, first-line option when used together with other medicines for certain types of cancers, but it has to be given in a clinic or hospital and it has many severe side effects.

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Upsides
  • In studies, taking Avastin (bevacizumab) extended lives in the treatment of different types of cancers compared to people not taking Avastin (bevacizumab).
  • The first drug in its class to be approved by the FDA that was shown to slow tumor growth and extend lives.
  • Treats certain types of brain, cervical, colorectal, lung, and kidney cancers.
  • Avastin (bevacizumab) is first-choice treatment for lung cancer (NSCLC) and colorectal cancer (metastatic, taken with chemotherapy), and second-choice treatment for other cancers.
  • Avastin (bevacizumab) is typically given every 2 to 3 weeks and can be given along with other chemotherapy during the same visit.
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Downsides
  • If you have heart or kidney problems, Avastin (bevacizumab) may increase your risk of side effects.
  • It may take longer for you to heal. Avastin (bevacizumab) shouldn't be used for 28 days before and after surgery.
  • Avastin (bevacizumab) can cause blood clots and bleeding.
  • Avastin (bevacizumab) in some cases can damage the ovaries. Talk to your doctor before starting Avastin (bevacizumab) if you're pregnant or planning for pregnancy.
  • There's no generic available so it can be expensive.
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Used for
  • Angiomyolipoma of kidney - Tuberous sclerosis syndrome
  • Not requiring immediate surgery Breast cancer
  • Advanced
  • Hormone receptor-positive
  • HER2 negative
  • In combination with exemestane after failure with letrozole or anastrozole Liver transplant rejection
  • Combination therapy; Prophylaxis Neuroendocrine tumor
  • Pancreatic
  • Unresectable
  • Locally advanced
  • Or metastatic disease Renal cell carcinoma
  • Advanced disease
  • After failure of treatment with sunitinib or sorafenib Renal transplant rejection
  • Low to moderate risk
  • Combination therapy; Prophylaxis Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma - Tuberous sclerosis syndrome
Dosage forms
  • Injection
  • Pill
Price
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Side effects
The Avastin (bevacizumab) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Afinitor (Everolimus) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Stomach or intestine damage

    First 50 days after starting Avastin (bevacizumab)

  • Increased risk of severe bleeding

    Taking other blood-thinning drugs

  • Increased risk of blood clot

    History of blood clot in the artery

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • High blood pressure

    History of high blood pressure

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