TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.47, no.4, pp.1206-1209, 2017 (SCI-Expanded)
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TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
Capecitabine, triglycerides, cholesterol, INDUCED SEVERE HYPERTRIGLYCERIDEMIA, OF-THE-LITERATURE, CHEMOTHERAPY
Çukurova University Affiliated:
Background/aim: Capecitabine is a prodrug of 5-fluorouracil and has shown significant antitumor activity. The main adverse effects are hand-foot syndrome, diarrhea, and dermatitis. In recent years, hypertriglyceridemia has been reported in patients treated with capecitabine. Dyslipidemia is a rare but important side effect of capecitabine. The aim of this study is to examine the changes in lipid levels during capecitabine treatment and to raise awareness of pharmacovigilance.