CAPECITE 500MG TABLET

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Abbott India Ltd

Composition for CAPECITE 500MG TABLET

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Potentiallyunsafewith
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Pregnancy
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Lactation
1037.25
₹129.66/tablet
8 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of CAPECITE TABLET

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Uses of CAPECITE TABLET

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Side effects of CAPECITE TABLET

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Hand-foot syndrome, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth).

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How to use CAPECITE TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Capecite 500mg tablet with food.

How CAPECITE TABLET works

Capecite 500mg tablet interferes with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells by substituting their building blocks. It prevents the cancer cells from growing and multiplying.

In Depth Information on CAPECITE TABLET

Expert advice for CAPECITE TABLET

  • Capecitabine should be taken with water within half an hour of taking a meal.
  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from high or low levels of calcium, cardiac toxicity problems or hand and foot syndrome.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of diabetes, nervous system disorders or are taking medication for blood thinning.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking any medications for gout (allopurinol), fits (phenytoin), or cancer (folinic acid, oxaliplatin, bevacizumab).
  • Capecitabine may cause dizziness or nausea and so it is recommended not to drive or use heavy machinery immediately after taking it.
  • Treatment with capecitabine need to be permanently discontinued in patients who experience a severe skin reaction.
  • Women who are planning to become pregnant should use two methods of contraception while on this therapy and thereafter as recommended by the doctor. 
  • Men who are going to use this therapy should not father a child while on this therapy and thereafter as recommended by the doctor. They should also seek guidance and counselling on sperm conservation before taking this therapy.
Warnings
Special precautions for CAPECITE 500MG TABLET
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Capecite 500mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Capecite 500mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Caution should be used in patients with moderate to severe renal impairment.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
AVERY 300MG TABLET, EPSOLIN 50MG/2ML INJECTION, ACITROM 4MG TABLET, ACENOMAC 3MG TABLET

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for CAPECITE 500MG TABLET

Frequently asked questions for Capecitabine

Q. Is capecitabine a generic/ effective/ FDA approved?
Yes, capecitabine is a generic. It is approved by the FDA. It is effective when taken for a condition at a dose for the duration prescribed by the doctor
Q. Is capecitabine an anthracycline?
No, capecitabine is not an anthracycline
Q. Is capecitabine cytotoxic?
No. Capecitabine is a cytostatic (stops the growth of cells) agent
Q. How is it administered?
It is administered as a tablet
Q. Where is capecitabine absorbed?
Capecitabine is quickly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract
Q. How is it metabolized?
It is metabolized in the liver and tumor tissue
Q. How quickly does capecitabine work?
Capecitabine works based on intensity and severity of cancer. Please ask the doctor how quickly it will work
Q. How long does it stay in the system?
Capecitabine and its metabolites stay in the system about two hours on an average
Q. Does capecitabine cause hair loss/ tiredness/ diarrhea or affect skin?
Capecitabine is known to have side effects like hair loss/ tiredness/ diarrhea and affects skin. Please inform the doctor about any side effects that you observe while on therapy.
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