Information about Temsirolimus
Temsirolimus is used in kidney cancer.
How Temsirolimus works
Temsirolimus is a kinase inhibitor. It shows its action by blocking the action of the abnormal protein that causes the multiplication of cancer cells. This may help slow the growth of tumors.
Common side effects of Temsirolimus
Nausea, Vomiting, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Rash, Headache, Low blood platelets, Breathlessness, Fatigue, Bacterial infection, Decreased white blood cell count, Decreased potassium level in blood, Increased glucose level in blood, Cough, Viral infection, Diarrhea, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Constipation, Taste change, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
Expert advice for Temsirolimus
- Temsirolimus contains high levels of alcohol and should be taken with caution if you take alcohol in large quantities or if you have to drive or operate heavy machinery