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Citabin 500 mg Tablet

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Composition for Citabin 500 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Citabin 500 mg Tablet

Potentiallyunsafewith
Lactation
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Medicine Overview of Citabin Tablet

Uses of Citabin Tablet

Citabin 500 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of breast cancer.

Citabin Tablet side effects

Common

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

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

How Citabin Tablet works

Citabin 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 Citabin Tablet

Expert advice for Citabin 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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Citabin Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Citabin Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Citabin 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
Citabin 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
Citabin 500 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Citabin 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Citabin 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Citabin 500 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Citabin 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Citabin 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Citabin 500 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Citabin
This query is for my mother. She was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 1 a couple of years back. It was thus treated with surgery followed by radiology. The doctor has since put her on anastrozole 1mg tablet daily for 5 years. She has been taking altraz 1mg by alkem laboratories since inception but now we have found a same salt medicine named elinal 1mg by emcure pharmaceuticals with same composition. Is elinal an equally effective medicine and can be taken in lieu of altraz? Reason for switching: elinal costs 80% less than altraz.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Hi PATIENT understand your concern. Emcee is a very good brand too. There is technically no difference in the two medicines. However I would suggest you verify with your treating doctor in this case because in case later something goes wrong in future, your doctor will only blame you that you checnged the medicine without consulting him and that is reason the patient has deteriorated. Cancer is known to be notorious. I have myself lost 2 very close family members to breast cancer. Do not take me wrong. I'm only asking you to verify with your doctor so that in future you face no problems in this account.

Frequently asked questions about Citabin Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Capecitabine

Q. Is Citabin a generic/ effective/ FDA approved?
Yes, Citabin 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 Citabin an anthracycline?
No, Citabin is not an anthracycline
Q. Is Citabin cytotoxic?
No. Citabin is a cytostatic (stops the growth of cells) agent
Q. How is it administered?
It is administered as a tablet
Q. Where is Citabin absorbed?
Citabin 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 Citabin work?
Citabin 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 Citabin cause hair loss/ tiredness/ diarrhea or affect skin?
Citabin 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 Citabin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Citabin with Allopurinol
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Allopurinol: Urinol, Zeric, Seloric, Aluric, Alopinol, Xoric, Algor, Purolic, Urxoall, Alur
Citabin with Warfarin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Warfarin: Sofarin, Warf, Uniwarfin, Mywarf, Waf
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Acenocoumarol / Nicoumalone: Acethromb, Nicoz, Artiflo, Acitrom, Aceno, Acenomac, Nistrom
Citabin with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Epidium, Epilog, Neptoin, C-Toin
Citabin with Phenindione
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenindione: Dindevan
Citabin with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin, Fosolin, Neofost, Rapitoin
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