FAQs ABOUT LUPORAL CAPSULE
What is LUPORAL CAPSULE used for?
LUPORAL CAPSULE is used with calcium folinate to treat metastatic colorectal cancer which is a type of cancer that begins in the colon or rectum and spreads to other parts of the body and characterized by symptoms such as rectal bleeding, narrow stools, persistent abdominal pain and unexplained weight loss.
What happens if you take more LUPORAL CAPSULE than your required dose?
If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of LUPORAL CAPSULE, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach ulcers, bleeding and bone marrow suppression (a condition of low blood cells).
Who should avoid taking LUPORAL CAPSULE?
LUPORAL CAPSULE is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver impairment, bone marrow suppression (a condition of low blood cells) from previous radiotherapy (a cancer therapy that uses radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells) and dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency disease (a severe neurological disease marked by seizures).
Is LUPORAL CAPSULE safe to use in children?
No, LUPORAL CAPSULE is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (below 18 years of age). If LUPORAL CAPSULE is accidentally ingested by a child or adolescent, go to the hospital immediately and consult the doctor for further management.
Can LUPORAL CAPSULE be used in patients with liver problems?
LUPORAL CAPSULE is not recommended for use in patients with severe hepatic impairment and deficiency of hepatic gene called CYP2A6 (gene responsible for drug metabolism). It should be used with caution in patients with mild to moderate liver dysfunction. Consult your doctor before taking LUPORAL CAPSULE.