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What does DPD stand for?

DPD stands for Dihydropyrimidine Dehydrogenase

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Capecitabine is not indicated in patients with dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency, severe renal insufficiency or a known hypersensitivity to capecitabine or any of its components.
In general, 5-FU is relatively well tolerated at standard doses, but there are some important issues that must be duly taken into consideration: 1)Around 8% of patients manifest a genetic variation that leads to a deficiency of an enzyme called Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) that is crucial for the metabolism and deactivation of 5-FU.