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Temsirolimus

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
mTOR Kinase Inhibitor Cancer-related

Temsirolimus - What is it for

Temsirolimus is an intravenous (injected into the vein) chemotherapy used for the treatment of certain types of cancer.

Temsirolimus - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Temsirolimus cause?

Early side effects

  • Mild nausea and vomiting may occur
    There are medications available, which may prevent or decrease these side effects. If you are given these medications, take them as directed.

Delayed side effects

  • A drop in the white blood cell counts may occur after treatment.
  • High cholesterol level
  • High sugar level
  • Mouth ulcers and/ or tenderness
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Muscle pain and weakness
  • Not being able to sleep

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Fever of 38°C or higher
  • Diarrhea lasting longer than 24 hours
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising or black tarry stools
  • Any shortness of breath, chest pain

Before taking Temsirolimus, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Temsirolimus?

Temsirolimus - Dosage and How to Use

How should Temsirolimus be used?

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Temsirolimus - Handling and Storage

How should I handle Temsirolimus safely?

How should I store Temsirolimus?

How should I dispose of Temsirolimus safely?

Temsirolimus - Additional Information

  • Updated on Saturday, January 1, 2011
  • This article is contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

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