Everolimus and Delayed Wound Healing
Everolimus (Afinitor®, Zortress®) is a prescription medication licensed for the treatment of certain types of cancers and tumors, and also to help prevent organ rejection after a kidney or liver transplant. Although this can be an effective medicine, it can cause problems for some people.
For example, some people using everolimus can experience delayed wound healing. This can increase the risk for wound problems, including potentially serious infections. Make sure to contact your healthcare provider if you have wounds or sores that do not heal, or if you had a kidney transplant and your surgical cut (incision site):
- Does not seem to be healing
- Becomes red, swollen, or painful
- Fills with pus, fluid, or blood.
(For more information, click Everolimus. This full-length article takes an in-depth look at this prescription medicine, including how it works, potential side effects, and other safety precautions to be aware of before starting treatment.)