Everolimus lowers your body's immune system. The immune system helps your body fight infections. The immune system can also fight or "reject" a transplanted organ such as a liver or kidney. This is because the immune system treats the new organ as an invader.
Everolimus is used to prevent organ rejection after a kidney or liver transplant. It is used together with cyclosporine, steroids, and other medications.
This medication guide provides information about the Zortress brand of everolimus. Afinitor is another brand of everolimus used to treat certain types of cancer.
Everolimus may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.