Constipation Then Black Stools

Tammy Says:

My husband was diagnosed with RCC in Sept. 2011. Just started on Torisel infusions and after 1st infusion he had terrible constipation, stomach pain and very tired. Took a laxative and then diarrhea. Had 2nd infusion yesterday and now has had three black stools. We are really worried. Has anyone had any experience with this?

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Verwon Says:

Torisel, which contains the active ingredient Temsirolimus has been known to cause black stools and blood in the stool.

Learn more Torisel details here.

The best advice I can really give here is to have him contact his doctor, he may need them to run some tests, because if he is having internal bleeding somewhere, they need to treat it as soon as possible.

How is he feeling? Is he still showing signs of being tired, weak? Any more stomach pain?

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Tammy Says:

Thank you. The black stools only happened once or twice and then stopped. He is feeling ok. The first few days after the infusion he feels really well but toward the 4th day and the days following he gets really tired. This is easier on him that taking the pill Votrient was. His quality of life went downhill. What is your experience with Toricel?

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KKKK Says:

I am 62 years old male,was diognised for EPILEXY,two years back,my doctor prescribed EPILEX CHRONO 300MG./twice a day which is i am taking,&there are no further attack from last two years,i did not went to my doctor again,but my home doctor said i shal have to take it for two years,is this is ok,if not any body can tell for how many months more i have to take before i start reducing&inthe end stopping to take it.

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