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These medications are comparable to Avastin (Bevacizumab) or used for similar purposes.

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
  • Nosebleed 25%
  • Gi hemorrhage 18%
  • Mouth and lip swelling 14%
  • Weight decreased 14%
  • Loss of appetite 13%
  • Proteinuria 12%
  • Constipation 11%
  • Shortness of breath 11%
  • Wound healing/bleeding complications 11%
  • Diarrhea 9%
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We haven’t found good data for Afinitor side effects.

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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
Coming soon.
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
        • History of high blood pressure
        Detailed Avastin (Bevacizumab) risks & warnings »
        Coming soon.
        Pregnancy category
        AvastinAfinitor
        CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

        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.

        See the FDA package insert
        DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

        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.

        See the FDA package insert
        Alcohol
        No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
        Food
        No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
        Kidneys and liver
        • Not the best choice if you have heart or kidney problems.
        • Treats brain, cervical, colorectal, lung, and kidney cancers.
        • 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).
        No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
        Sex
        No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
        Sleep
        No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
        Weight
        No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
        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.
        Coming soon.
        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.
        Coming soon.
        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.
        Coming soon.
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