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Generic Name
Capecitabine
Trade Name
Capecitabine
Risk Category
D
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • A systemic antineoplastic agent used in the treatment of breast and colorectal carcinomas.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • No adequate human data but suggested possible association between systemic use of the drug in first trimester and multiple congenital anomalies including: limb, digital, vascular, gestrointestinal and urinary defects, single umbilical artery.
  • No data about topical use of the drug.
  • Reported neonatal toxic effects when the drug used in third trimester including cyanosis and jerking extremities.
  • Occupational exposure of pregnant women to antineoplastic drugs carries risk to the fetus including fetal loss and malformations.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Unknown excretion into human breast milk.
  • Not recommended for use in nursing mothers due to potential risks to the neonate.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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