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Torisel (temsirolimus) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Torisel (temsirolimus) which include:


temsirolimus ↔ food

Moderate Food Interaction

If you are receiving therapy with temsirolimus you should avoid grapefruits and grapefruit juice. Grapefruit can raise the levels of temsirolimus in your body and lead to dangerous side effects. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.

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High Cholesterol (Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hypertriglyceridemia, Sitosterolemia)

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

mTOR inhibitors - cholesterol

Elevations in cholesterol and triglyceride levels have been reported in patients taking inhibitors of mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin). Monitoring of fasting lipid profile is recommended prior to the start of therapy and periodically thereafter. Clinicians should achieve control of lipid levels before initiating therapy with these agents.

Torisel (temsirolimus) drug Interactions

There are 813 drug interactions with Torisel (temsirolimus)

Torisel (temsirolimus) disease Interactions

There are 10 disease interactions with Torisel (temsirolimus) which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

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Further information

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