What Is The Maximum Dose For Using Chemotherapy Drugs?
Hello doctor, my mother is undergoing chemotherapy treatment and has passed the second cycle. Since the first cycle my mother was advised to consume 4x500mg morning taceral and 4x500mg at night equivalent to 4000mg per day. is it safe?
Hello Nico, thanks for asking.
The drug you mentioned has the generic name Capecitabine. The drug serves to prevent further growth of cancer cells. Can be used for treatment of breast cancer and colorectal cancer. This drug can be used as a single therapy or in combination with other drugs.
The duration of drug administration and drug dosage depends on the stage of a person's cancer and refers to internationally established benchmarks. So, the dosage that your mother should have received has been to consider the stage and general condition. Cancer is very difficult to control if the dosage and type of drug are not right, so the doctor in charge must have determined the optimal dose. Indeed the dose seems great, because cancer cells are difficult to eradicate, if the drug is given in an optimal dose, the possibility of healing will decrease. One of the side effects that may arise in the consumption of high doses of drugs and long-term is liver and kidney disorders. Therefore, make sure your mother routinely controls on schedule so that it can be monitored continuously.
Thus a brief explanation from me, I hope you helped. Regards.