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CAPOSTAT 500MG TABLET

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Composition for CAPOSTAT

Capecitabine(500mg)

food interaction for CAPOSTAT

alcohol interaction for CAPOSTAT

pregnancy interaction for CAPOSTAT

lactation interaction for CAPOSTAT

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Capostat 500mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Capostat 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Capostat 500mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for CAPOSTAT

Capecitabine(500mg)

Uses

Capostat 500mg tablet is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, head and neck cancer, cervical cancer, testicular cancer., breast cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), blood cancer, lung cancer, bone cancer and urinary bladder cancer.

How it works

Capostat 500mg tablet belongs to a class of medication called cytostatic agents which is an antineoplastic/ anticancer prodrug (gets converted into an active substance once into the body). Capostat 500mg tablet, after being absorbed by the body changes into an active anticancer agent which is more active in the tumor tissue cells than in the normal cells, and thus, stops the growth of cancer cells and  slows down the spread of cancer in the body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Nose bleed, Cold sores, Herpes infection, Constipation, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Eye irritation, Dry eye, Swelling of joint, Fever, Flatulence, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Hair loss, Headache, Increased bilirubin in the blood, Indigestion, Insomnia, Decreased red blood cell count, Decreased white blood cell count, Loss of appetite, Bronchitis, Lung infection, Nail disorder, Skin inflammation, Skin loss, Stomach pain, Tingling sensation, Fatigue, Weight loss

SUBSTITUTES for CAPOSTAT

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    Roche Products India Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 200.20/tablet
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  • CACIT 500MG TABLET
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    Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
    Rs. 166.89/tablet
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  • CAPECITE 500 MG TABLET
    (8 tablets in strip)
    Abbott India Ltd
    Rs. 129.66/tablet
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    Rs. 1037.25
    pay 48% more per tablet
  • CAPIIBINE 500 MG TABLET
    (30 tablets in strip)
    Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 95.30/tablet
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    Rs. 2859.05
    pay 9% more per tablet
  • CAPSY 500 MG TABLET
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    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 144.76/tablet
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    Rs. 1447.62
    pay 65% more per tablet

Expert advice for CAPOSTAT

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for CAPOSTAT

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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Content on this page was last updated on 19 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)