• severe diarrhea 
  • a severe skin reaction which leads to peeling or blistering of the skin
  • mouth sores (mucositis) inability to eat or drink without significant pain
  • feeling or being sick which can cause dehydration
  • a drop in the level of blood cells increasing your risk of infections, breathlessness and bleeding
  • It is important to know that between 10-30 out of every 100 people (10 - 30%) have severe side effects from 5FU and capecitabine.

If you have any of these symptoms, immediately get in touch with your oncologist directly and explain to him your symptoms and that you might be DPD deficient or that you are suffering from chemo toxicity.. Please see the attached flyer from Vistogard, which is currently the only medication that can reverse chemotoxicity effectively if taken within 96 hours after the last dose of chemo. This drug is remarkable and you need to stay on top of your doctor to ensure that if you are suffering from toxicity, that you get this medication ASAP.

The website for Vistogard is www.vistogard.com

Read Vistogard's flyer below about symptoms to look for