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Gil Bar-Sela, Nissim Haim
INTRODUCTION: Capecitabine, a prodrug of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), is rarely associated with severe hypertriglyceridemia. We present a patient with severe capcitabine-induced hypertriglyceridemia, with the literature review. CASE REPORT: A 50-year-old woman with metastatic breast carcinoma was treated with oral capecitabine. She was also receiving bezafibrate due to hyperglycenemia. Pretreatment lipid profile revealed slight elevation of serum triglycerides and total cholesterol...
April 2009: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
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