The most common side effects (occuring in 30% or more of patients) observed with TORISEL in clinical studies were:
You may get a skin rash when you take TORISEL. Tell your HCP right away if you have
any unusual skin irritation or pain.
Weakness or fatigue
Many cancer treatments, including TORISEL, can cause people to feel weak or fatigued.
Tips for managing fatigue:
- Moderate exercise may help. Talk to your HCP about what types of exercise are right for you and how often you should do them.
- Yoga, tai chi, and other types of mind-body exercises may help. Talk to your HCP about what might be a good option for you.
People who have taken TORISEL often have had mouth sores. Your HCP may refer to
mouth sores by the medical name mucositis. Mucositis can also refer to sores along
your digestive tract.
Tips for managing mouth sores:
- Sucking on ice chips can help.
- Good oral hygiene is very important. One thing you can do to keep your mouth clean is brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush twice a day.
Like many cancer treatments, TORISEL can cause you to have nausea or feel like you
want to vomit.
Tips for managing nausea:
- There are medicines that help you feel less nauseated. Ask you HCP if there's a medicine that might be right for you.
- Hypnosis, relaxation, and other therapies can also help. Talk to your HCP about good options for you.
Swelling or fluid retention
Edema can occur in people who take TORISEL. It's very important to tell your HCP
about swelling in any part of your body.
Loss of appetite
While on TORISEL, you may notice that you don't feel hungry or may not feel as motivated
to eat as you normally would.