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When treating advanced kidney cancer with Torisel, the dosage will depend on other medications you are taking and your liver function. This medicine comes as an injection that is administered slowly into a vein through an intravenous infusion once a week. The recommended dose is typically 25 mg, although lower doses may be necessary for people who have liver disease.

An Introduction to Dosing With Torisel

The dosage of Torisel® (temsirolimus) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your liver function
  • Other medications you are taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Torisel Dosage for Kidney Cancer

The standard dose of Torisel for treating advanced renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) is 25 mg once a week. The recommended dosage in people with mild liver disease is 15 mg once a week.
People taking certain other medicines may receive higher or lower Torisel doses (see Torisel Drug Interactions). Also, people who experience certain Torisel side effects that are potentially serious may be given a lower dosage. However, it is generally recommended that the dose be no lower than 15 mg each week.
Your healthcare provider will likely give you an intravenous (IV) antihistamine medication, such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl®, Sominex®, or many others), about 30 minutes before you receive your dose of Torisel. This is to help reduce the chance of an allergic reaction to Torisel. Allergic reactions are possible with any dosage, even if you have received Torisel before without any problems.
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