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    Information about Temsirolimus

    Temsirolimus uses

    Temsirolimus is used in kidney cancer.

    How temsirolimus works

    Temsirolimus suppresses the activity of body's immune system and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ.

    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)
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MBA (General management), MD (Clinical Pharmacology)
    Last updated on:
    14 Dec 2018 | 04:27 PM (IST)
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    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

    Frequently asked questions for Temsirolimus


    Q. Is temsirolimus a chemotherapy agent?

    Yes, temsirolimus is a chemotherapy agent and is used in the treatment of certain types of cancers like kidney cancer and mantle cell lymphoma (a type of cancer of lymph nodes immune cells

    Q. Is temsirolimus cytotoxic, a kinase inhibitor?

    Yes, temsirolimus is cytotoxic and kinase inhibitor

    Q. Is temsirolimus a vesicant?

    Temsirolimus is not a vesicant (irritant) drug

    Q. What is temsirolimus used for?

    Temsirolimus is used to treat advanced kidney cancer and previously treated mantle cell lymphoma (a type of lung cancer affecting lymph nodes)

    Q. How does temsirolimus work?

    Temsirolimus works by inhibiting a human protein chemical called mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) thereby blocking tumor or cancer growth.

    Content on this page was last updated on 14 December, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)