Capezam 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.
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.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Capezam 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.
Capezam 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.
Capezam 500 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Capezam 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Capezam 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Capezam 500 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Capezam 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Capezam 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Capezam 500 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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