User Reviews for Afinitor

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Pancreatic Cancer 1 reviews 14 medications
   
9.0
Brain Tumor 1 reviews 9 medications
   
8.0
Renal Cell Carcinoma 1 reviews 19 medications
   
7.0
Breast Cancer 4 reviews 54 medications
   
6.8
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Summary of Afinitor reviews 7 reviews 7.3

Reviews for Afinitor

Review by itskitsch (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

For Breast Cancer: I've been taking it for 5 months. After 6 weeks on 10 mg my lymphedema arm got infected & real swollen--I was told it was shingles & Lyme disease. After 2 rounds of antibiotics I went back on 5 mg. My subsequent scans show liver mets decreasing. My insurance cap was exceeded after 1 month($$$), but I qualified for a Novartis program for free medicines--check it out. Side effects on 10 mg were intense--like chemo. 5 mg is much more tolerable, still I must take Protonix every day for gastric upset. And I get really itchy.

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June 9, 2014 2:46 PM

Review by mrdingdong (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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9.0

For Pancreatic Cancer: I have neuroendocrine tumors with metastasis to liver. I was put on Afinitor (10 mg) since Feb, 2011 after I had so many side effects from Sutent. Afinitor has made my liver mets stable or shrink somewhat and I have no or minimum side effects. It was provided free of cost by Novartis. So thank you Novartis.

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July 23, 2013 10:25 PM

Review by lovemoore:

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9.0

For Breast Cancer: Dont have any side effects, only mild tiredness. Been taking it for three weeks.

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June 8, 2013 1:08 AM

Review by KathyinNewMexico (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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1.0

For Breast Cancer: I was one of the few people who could not take it. It attacked my body along with the cancer. Quit taking it after 2 months but it would not flush from my system. My skin was bad from dehydration as it did not allow my body to absorb moisture in my arms and legs. My skin looked like parchment with nothing under it but bone and a little flesh. Lost over 20 pounds in about a month. Finally my regular doctor put me in the hospital -as I found some men in Australia had to do. I was given I.V's for 5 days and am feeling much better. It is a good medicine but some people just cannot take it.

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May 25, 2013 6:09 PM

Review by SueStick:

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8.0

For Breast Cancer: Within 7 days of taking Affinitor the fluid in my lung decreased.

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January 10, 2013 5:41 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

For Brain Tumor: I have been taking this medicine for 5 months and my MRI showed that the SEGAs that I have in my brain were smaller than 6 months previous.

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June 27, 2012 8:03 PM

Review by rcbridge:

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7.0

For Renal Cell Carcinoma: Worked but had to stop because my kidney creatinine level was too high.

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January 30, 2011 5:15 PM

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