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Temsirolimus is a type of medicine called a targeted therapy. This medicine is an mTOR inhibitor. It acts to block certain cell signals to help keep cells from growing. It can also help block the growth of blood vessels that supply oxygen to tumors.
It is usually given once a week by IV infusion over 30-60 minutes. An antihistamine such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl®) is often given before temsirolimus to prevent or minimize allergic reactions. Patients will have regular blood draws to check blood counts and monitor liver and kidney function.
May be given as a liquid into a vein by IV
Not all patients who take temsirolimus will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.