When and How to Receive It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Torisel include the following:
  • This medication is given as an injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, injection) once a week.
  • A healthcare provider will administer the injection in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or clinic.
  • The injections are given slowly, over a period of 30 to 60 minutes. This is called an intravenous infusion.
  • You will receive a different IV medication about 30 minutes before your Torisel dose to help prevent allergic reactions to Torisel.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Make sure to keep all of your appointments to receive this medication.

Dosing Information

The dose of Torisel 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.
(Click Torisel Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Torisel

Just like any medicine, Torisel may cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Torisel include but are not limited to:
  • A rash
  • Weakness or lack of energy
  • Mouth sores
  • Nausea
  • Swelling of the body (edema)
  • Loss of appetite.
(Click Torisel Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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