TORISEL is given intravenously.
- TORISEL is given once a week as an IV infusion lasting 30-60 minutes.
- 30 minutes before you get TORISEL, your health care provider (HCP) is likely to give you an IV antihistamine. This is to decrease the risk of an allergic reaction.
- It is possible to have an allergic reaction even after you receive an antihistamine.
- It is even possible to have a severe reaction called anaphylaxis. This may result in death.
- Tell your doctor if you are allergic to TORISEL or antihistamines or if you cannot take antihistamines for any other reasons.
- During treatment, tell your doctor if you don't feel well or if you have any of the following:
- swelling around your face
- difficulty breathing
- chest pain
- crampy abdominal pain
- irregular heartbeat
- light headedness
- weakness in your muscles
TORISEL is given to you by your HCP in a special room called an infusion suite. Infusion suites can be found at:
- your HCP's office
- infusion centers
Infusion suites have comfortable chairs for you to sit in as you get treatment. You may find that infusion sessions give you an opportunity to:
- chat with friends or family members
- take a nap
Your TORISEL infusion sessions will bring you in contact with members of your health care team on a weekly basis. This may give you regular opportunities to:
- Learn more about RCC and management options
- Ask your health care team questions about your care
- Tell all your HCPs you are receiving TORISEL.
- Arrange for a friend or family member to drive you to and from your weekly appointment.
- Treatment with TORISEL may make you feel weak or sick.
- Maintain good oral hygiene.
- Basic oral care may help make mouth sores less severe. Mouth sores can be a side effect of TORISEL.
- Talk to your HCP about diet and exercise.
- Tell your HCP about any changes in the way you look or feel during treatment.
- These may be signs of side effects or a change in your disease.
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intravenously: also called IV, a common way to give certain medicines. The medicine is contained in a bag or bottle. A thin tube connects the bag or bottle to a needle. The needle goes into a vein to supply the medicine directly to the bloodstream.
antihistamine: a medicine that can help lower the chance of an allergic reaction. Benadryl® is an example of a common antihistamine.
anaphylaxis: a severe type of allergic reaction. Common symptoms include abdominal cramps/pain, chest discomfort, diarrhea, and difficulty breathing. It may result in death.
infusion centers: facilities that specialize in giving people IV medications