Capecitabine Linked to Potentially Fatal Skin Reactions

English: My hands after about 10 days of capec...
English: My hands after about 10 days of capecitabine showing signs of medium-severe chemotherapy-induced acral erythema (hand-foot syndrome) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Capecitabine Linked to Potentially Fatal Skin Reactions

Roxanne Nelson
December 03, 2013...
In a letter to healthcare professionals, Health Canada noted that "very rare cases of severe cutaneous reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), in some cases with fatal outcome, have been reported during treatment with [capecitabine]."



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