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Avastin
(Bevacizumab)

Afinitor
(Everolimus)

Treats certain 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.Coming soon.
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Side effects
AvastinAfinitor

The Avastin FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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How it works
AvastinAfinitor
Avastin (Bevacizumab) is a monoclonal antibody. It binds to an important factor that blocks the blood supply to a tumor and stops the growth of cancer.Coming soon.
Type of medication
AvastinAfinitor
Anticancer
Biological response modifier
Prescription only
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Available as
AvastinAfinitor
  • Injection
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
AvastinAfinitor
  • Angiomyolipoma of kidney - Tuberous sclerosis syndrome
Risk factors for serious side effects
AvastinAfinitor
  • Taking other blood-thinning drugs
  • History of high blood pressure
  • History of cardiovascular disease
Detailed risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Kidneys and liver
AvastinAfinitor
  • Treats brain, cervical, colorectal, lung, and kidney cancers.
  • Not the best choice if you have heart or kidney problems.
  • Avastin (Bevacizumab) can cause kidney problems due to too much protein in your urine. Talk to your doctor about getting regular kidney tests while taking Avastin (Bevacizumab).
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Upsides and benefits
AvastinAfinitor
  • In studies, taking Avastin (Bevacizumab) with other chemotherapy (anti-cancer) medicines extended the lives of people with certain types of cancers better than not taking Avastin (Bevacizumab).
  • Treats brain, cervical, colorectal, lung, and kidney cancers.
  • Avastin (Bevacizumab) is used as a first- or second-line choice along with other medicines for certain types of cancers.
  • Avastin (Bevacizumab) is typically given every 2 to 3 weeks and can be given along with other chemotherapy (anti-cancer) medicines during the same visit.
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Downsides and risks
AvastinAfinitor
  • Not the best choice if you have heart or kidney problems.
  • Avastin (Bevacizumab) can damage the ovaries. Talk to your doctor before starting Avastin (Bevacizumab) if you're concerned about getting pregnant.
  • It may take longer for you to heal. Avastin (Bevacizumab) shouldn't be used for 28 days before and after surgery.
  • There's no generic available and it can be very expensive.
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Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
AvastinAfinitor
  • Avastin (Bevacizumab) is a medicine that’s infused into your veins (intravenous infusion) in a clinic or hospital.
  • You’ll need to be watched in case you have a serious reaction during the first infusion.
  • Your blood pressure may go up while you're taking Avastin (Bevacizumab). Check your blood pressure regularly (every 2 to 3 weeks) and talk to your doctor if there are any changes.
  • You may bleed more easily while you're taking Avastin (Bevacizumab). Be careful and watch for unusual bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop easily.
  • If you're a female, you should avoid getting pregnant while taking Avastin (Bevacizumab) and for at least 6 months after you stop taking it.
  • Talk to your doctor before getting a vaccine. While you're taking Avastin (Bevacizumab), the vaccine may not work as well or you might increase your chance of getting sick.
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