Afinitor

Common Brands Actos
Drug Class
Thiazolidinedione
Controlled Substance Classification
Not a controlled medication
Generic Status
Lower-cost generic available
Availability
Prescription only
Allison Barnes, PharmD
Allison Barnes, PharmD
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Medically reviewed by Allison Barnes, PharmD last update on 20/12/2023

Overview

Afinitor, also known as everolimus, is a medication used in the treatment of various types of cancer, including breast cancer, kidney cancer, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, and certain types of brain tumors. It belongs to a class of medications called mTOR inhibitors, which work by slowing down the growth of cancer cells in the body.

DRUG STATUS

Availability

Prescription only

Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy