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Capecitabine Alcohol speaks to Capecitabine alcohol interaction, what is Capecitabine and Capecitabine side effects.
Capecitabine is the generic name given to a drug that is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slow their spread in the body and is used to treat breast, colon or rectum cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
It is suggested no alcohol not even moderate drinking while using this drug as the drug’s effectiveness may be decreased and the side effects may be increased.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using this drug advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, have a history of kidney or liver disease, history of coronary artery disease or taking folic acid or any other blood thinner.
Less serious side effects are constipation, stomach pain, upset stomach, tired, temporary hair loss, mild skin rash, headache, dizzy, altered sernse of taste, back pain, joint or muscle pain or eye irritation.. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing, tight chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, severe diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, changes in eating habits, weak, faint, hot or dry skin, pain, tenderness, redness, swelling, blistering, peeling skin on hands or feet, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptom, swelling, white patches or sores in the mouth or throat, jaundice, chest pain, heavy feeling, pain spreading to arm and shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling, sudden numbness, weak, headache, confusion, vision speech balance problems, slow heart rate, weak pulse, slow or stoppage of breathing.If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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