Luporal Capsule

Luporal Capsule

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Introduction

Luporal Capsule is a prescription medicine which is a combination of two anticancer medicines that is used in the treatment of cancer of the colon and rectum. It prevents the growth and multiplication of cancer cells, thus helps in destroying the tumor.

Luporal Capsule may be taken with or without food. It should be used in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. It is advised to take this medicine at a fixed time.

This medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose. If you miss any dose, please consult your doctor. It is advised to complete the treatment without any interruption. This medicine is usually well tolerated by patients.

The common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, hair loss, low number of blood cells (anemia) and a decrease in white blood cell count. The doctor may ask you to undergo a few blood tests before or during the treatment.

Your doctor may prescribe you to undergo blood tests before or during the treatment. You may be given supplements to overcome the deficiency caused by this medicine. It is advised to add more vegetables and fruits in your diet to overcome any such deficiency.

This medicine is not safe to use in pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines or if you are breastfeeding. Inform your doctor if you are suffering from any disease. It is strictly advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery while you are on the treatment.

Uses of Luporal Capsule

Side effects of Luporal Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Luporal

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness
  • Mouth sore
  • Sore tongue
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)

How to use Luporal Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Luporal Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Luporal Capsule works

Luporal Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Tegafur and Uracil which treat cancer. They work by interfering with the growth of DNA and RNA of cancer cells by substituting their building blocks. This prevents the cancer cells from growing and multiplying.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Luporal Capsule. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

UNSAFE
Luporal Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor’s advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Luporal Capsule during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Driving

UNSAFE
Luporal Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Luporal Capsule may make you tired, nauseous or have blurred vision and this may affect your ability to drive.

Kidney

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Luporal Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Luporal Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.