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TORISEL
Bladder, kidney, and other urologic cancers
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Drug Name:

TORISEL Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Temsirolimus 25mg/mL; ethanolic soln for IV infusion after two dilutions (first w. supplied diluent); contains alcohol, polysorbate 80.

Company:
Pfizer Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for TORISEL:

Advanced renal cell carcinoma.

Adult:

25mg once weekly. Infuse IV over 30–60min, using an infusion pump. Continue until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity occurs. Premedicate with IV antihistamine (eg, diphenydramine). Hold dose if ANC <1000/mm3, platelets <75000/mm3, or NCI CTCAE ≥Grade 3 adverse reaction occurs; may restart at a dose reduced by 5mg/week (no lower than 15mg/week) if adverse reactions resolve to ≤Grade 2. Hepatic impairment: bilirubin >1–1.5xULN or AST > ULN but bilirubin ≤ ULN: reduce to 15mg/week; >1.5xULN: contraindicated. See Interactions.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

Bilirubin >1.5xULN.

Warnings/Precautions:

Sirolimus or related allergy. Hemodialysis. Perioperative period (may interfere with wound healing). CNS tumors. Monitor for opportunistic infections; consider prophylaxis for pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP) when concomitant corticosteroids, other immunosuppresives required. Monitor for interstitial lung disease (ILD); discontinue if suspected. Monitor CBCs weekly and chemistry panels every 2 weeks, blood glucose, lipids, renal function, and for worsening respiratory or GI symptoms (eg, acute abdomen, blood in stool). Elderly. Pregnancy (Cat.D) (avoid pregnancy during and for 3 months after therapy, male patients should use appropriate contraception), nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Avoid strong CYP3A4 inhibitors (eg, ketoconazole, itraconazole, clarithromycin, atazanavir, indinavir, nefazodone, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir, telithromycin, voriconazole, grapefruit juice); if used, consider reducing temsirolimus dose to 12.5mg/week (allow 1 week after discontinuing CYP3A4 inhibitor before readjusting temsirolimus dose). Avoid strong CYP3A4 inducers (eg, dexamethasone, phenytoin, carbamazepine, rifampin, rifabutin, rifampicin, phenobarbital, St. John's Wort); if used, consider increasing temsirolimus dose to 50mg/week. Avoid live vaccines, close contact with vaccinees. Additive toxicity with sunitinib (rash, gout/cellulitis), anticoagulants (intracerebral bleeding). Angioedema when concomitant with ACEIs (eg, ramipril) or CCBs (eg, amlodipine); monitor.

Pharmacological Class:

mTOR kinase inhibitor.

Adverse Reactions:

Rash, asthenia, mucositis, nausea, edema, anorexia, infection, pain, anemia, hyperglycemia, hyperlipemia, hypertriglyceridemia, elevated alkaline phosphatase, elevated serum creatinine, lymphopenia, hypophosphatemia, thrombocytopenia, elevated AST, leukopenia; hypersensitivity/infusion reactions (anaphylaxis, dyspnea, flushing, chest pain), immunosuppression, PJP, ILD, bowel perforation, acute renal failure, abnormal wound healing; others (see full labeling).

How Supplied:

Kit (vial + diluent)—1

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