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Torisel Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is temsirolimus (Torisel)?
- What are the possible side effects of temsirolimus (Torisel)?
- What is the most important information I should know about temsirolimus (Torisel)?
- What should I discuss with my doctor before receiving temsirolimus (Torisel)?
- How is temsirolimus given (Torisel)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Torisel)?
- What happens if I overdose (Torisel)?
- What should I avoid while receiving temsirolimus (Torisel)?
- What other drugs will affect temsirolimus (Torisel)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Torisel)?
Call your doctor if you miss an appointment for your temsirolimus injection.
What happens if I overdose (Torisel)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while receiving temsirolimus (Torisel)?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using temsirolimus, and avoid coming into contact with anyone who has recently received a live vaccine. There is a chance that the virus could be passed on to you. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), oral polio, rotavirus, smallpox, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), H1N1 influenza, and nasal flu vaccine.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with temsirolimus and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.
What other drugs will affect temsirolimus (Torisel)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- conivaptan (Vaprisol);
- dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol);
- imatinib (Gleevec);
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- St. John's wort;
- sunitinib (Sutent);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- insulin or oral diabetes medications;
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), rifabutin (Mycobutin), rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifater), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), fluvoxamine (Luvox), nefazodone, paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft);
- antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), miconazole (Oravig), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- heart or blood pressure medication such as nicardipine (Cardene) or quinidine (Quin-G);
- HIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), saquinavir (Invirase), or ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra); or
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton).
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with temsirolimus. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about temsirolimus.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Torisel Information
- Torisel Drug Interactions Center: temsirolimus iv
- Torisel Side Effects Center
- Torisel Overview including Precautions
- Torisel FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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