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Capegard 500 mg Tablet

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Composition for Capegard 500 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Capegard 500 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Capegard Tablet

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Uses of Capegard Tablet

Capegard 500 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of breast cancer.
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Capegard Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Capegard are Vomiting, Weakness, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Painful blisters on hands and feet.

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How to use Capegard 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. Capegard 500 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Capegard Tablet works

Capegard 500 mg Tablet is an anticancer medication. It works by interfering with the growth of genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells. This slows the growth of cancer cells and eventually kills them.

In Depth Information on Capegard Tablet

Expert advice for Capegard 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.
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Capegard Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Capegard Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Capegard 500 mg 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.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Capegard 500 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Driving
Capegard 500 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Capegard 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Capegard 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Capegard 500 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Capegard 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Capegard 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Capegard 500 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.

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Frequently asked questions about Capegard Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Capecitabine

Yes, Capegard 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
No, Capegard is not an anthracycline
No. Capegard is a cytostatic (stops the growth of cells) agent
Q. How is it administered?
It is administered as a tablet
Capegard is quickly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract
Q. How is it metabolized?
It is metabolized in the liver and tumor tissue
Capegard 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
Capegard 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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Capegard with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Acenocoumarol / Nicoumalone: Acethromb, Nicoz, Artiflo, Acitrom, Acenomac
Capegard with Warfarin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Warfarin: Sofarin, Warf, Uniwarfin, Mywarf, Waf
Capegard with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin, Fosolin, Neofost, Rapitoin
Capegard with Phenindione
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenindione: Dindevan

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