Urea Cream Prevention for Capecitabine Associated Hand Foot Syndrome

  • End date
    Aug 14, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Mahidol University
Updated on 14 May 2022


Hand foot skin reaction (HFS) from capecitabine is one of the most common adverse events from capecitabine. Urea cream has been proved its benefit to prevent HFS from sorafenib. Prior study using urea cream prophylaxis in patients receiving capecitabine was negative. However, result from aformentioned study was reported primarily from result of first cycle capecitabine. Urea cream as a prevention of HFS from capecitabine has been used in clinical practice in Thailand according to expert's opinion. We conducted the study to evaluate wheter the urea cream can prevent HFS or severe HFS.


The patients who is planned to receive capecitabine for at least 3 cycles were enrolled in the study. The patients were randomized to receive 10% urea cream or standard measure. The patients were followed until the end of capecitabine treatment. The patients reported their symptoms of HFS and other adverse events (AE) before starting new cycle of capecitabine. Physician record of HFS and other AE, dose modification of capecitabine and compliance were extracted. We will report incidence of any HFS, > grade 3 HFS, capecitabine interruption or delay or discontinuation and time to develop HFS among both arms. The results of the study will be used for optimal prophylactic measures in patients treated with capecitabine.

Condition Hand-Foot Syndrome
Treatment Urea cream
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05348278
SponsorMahidol University
Last Modified on14 May 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

patients who has plan to receive capecitabine at the dosage of at least 2000 mg/m2 D1-14 every 21 days for at least 3 cycles

Exclusion Criteria

preexisting neuropathy which was severe than grade 2
history of allergy to urea cream
patients with previous use of capecitabine 2000 mg/m2
patients who has prior routinely used of urea cream
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