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Available by prescription only, temsirolimus is a drug used to treat advanced renal cell cancer (kidney cancer). It comes as an injection that is administered intravenously by your healthcare provider once a week. Although this can be an effective medicine, it may not be suitable for some people who are taking certain medications or who have certain medical conditions.
What Is Temsirolimus?Temsirolimus (Torisel®) is a prescription medication approved to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer). It belongs to a group of medicines known as kinase inhibitors.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, temsirolimus may cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
- A rash
- Weakness or lack of energy
- Mouth sores
- Swelling of the body (edema)
- Loss of appetite.