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Temsirolimus Drug Information

A healthcare provider may prescribe temsirolimus (Torisel®) to help slow down the progression of advanced renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) in adults. This medicine is administered into a vein (intravenous, or IV, infusion) by a healthcare provider once a week.
 
Although most people tolerate this medicine well, side effects are possible and can include mouth sores, weakness, and nausea. Temsirolimus works by blocking certain enzymes that are responsible for regulating cell function, including cell growth. By blocking these enzymes, temsirolimus can slow down the growth of cancer cells.
 
While temsirolimus may be an effective medication, not everyone can use this drug. Information on temsirolimus should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize risks and to help ensure safe treatment. For example, you may not be able to use this product if you have liver disease, are taking certain medications, or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
 
(For more information on this drug, click Temsirolimus. This article offers a complete overview, including details on dosing guidelines, what to expect, generic availability, and more.)
 

Temsirolimus Drug Information

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