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Luporal Capsule

Manufacturer: Lupin Ltd
Medicine composition: Tegafur, Uracil
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Luporal Capsule is an antineoplastic agent used to treat malignant neoplasms and advanced colorectal cancer.

Let your doctor know if you are hypersensitive, pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding, if you’re taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, herbal medicines and diet supplements. It is not to be used if you are malnourished, have renal impairment, a history of cardiac disease or an infection.

Luporal Capsule can be given orally or intravenously. Never take a double dose of Luporal Capsule, it is better that you skip it till the next time you take it. Remember to ask the doctor any queries that you may have about the medicine and the course of the treatment.

The side effects of Luporal Capsule are hot flashes, oedema, itching, bone marrow depression, hemorrhage, alopecia, nausea and vomiting. While side effects do not happen to everybody, there is a slight possibility that they do, and it is important that you see a doctor when you notice such symptoms.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Oncologist before using this medicine.

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Weakness

  • Loss Of Appetite

  • Reduced Blood Platelets

  • Increased Risk Of Infection

  • Decreased White Blood Cell Count

  • Bronchospasm

  • Diarrhoea

  • Stomatitis (Inflammation Of The Mouth)

  • Esophagitis

  • Inflammation Of The Rectum

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Luporal capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Luporal capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Luporal Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.

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