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Glancap 500 mg Tablet


Overview

Glancap Tablet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased bilirubin in the blood
  • Blisters on fingers / feet

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

How Glancap Tablet works

Glancap 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.

Glancap Tablet related warnings

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

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Expert Advice

  • Glancap 500 mg Tablet is used alone or in combination with other medicines for the treatment of colon, rectum or breast cancers.
  • It is oral chemotherapy, hence it is preferred by many patients.
  • It should be taken within 30 minutes after eating a meal.
  • The dose and the number of treatment cycles needed will depend on the type and stage of cancer that is being treated.
  • It may cause dizziness and tiredness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine.
  • Frequency of hair loss is much less compared to other chemotherapy drugs.
  • Do not take it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your blood cells during treatment with this medicine. Inform your doctor immediately if you notice signs of infection such as fever, sore throat, rash or severe diarrhea.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat, rash or severe diarrhea.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you start to have side effects such as diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, mouth sores, chest pain or loss of appetite.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Glancap with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Urinol, Zeric, Seloric
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Dindevan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin, Notian
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Glancap

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I had a 1-2 Stage breast cancer and mastectomy was done for left breast in 2011. Earlier I was taking Tamoxifen Citrate 20mg. Now, prescribed Altraz 1mg. Which is better and can I continue with Tamoxifen as Altraz is too costly.
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
Why this tablet is changed, has your doctor told you about that why he is changing your medicines.
surger and chemotherapy radiation therapy has done for breast cancer stage II. Presently hormone treatment is going on. Tamoxifen citrate tablet 20 is taking every day for 5 years as per dactors prescription. Can you suggest any new medicine for further treatment
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
No new medicines needed.
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FAQs

Q. Is Glancap a generic/ effective/ FDA approved?

Yes, Glancap 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 Glancap an anthracycline?

No, Glancap is not an anthracycline

Q. Is Glancap cytotoxic?

No. Glancap is a cytostatic (stops the growth of cells) agent

Q. How is it administered?

It is administered as a tablet

Q. Where is Glancap absorbed?

Glancap 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 Glancap work?

Glancap 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 Glancap cause hair loss/ tiredness/ diarrhea or affect skin?

Glancap 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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Gland Pharma Limited, 6-3-865/1/2, Greenland Apartments, Ameerpet, Hyderabad - 500016, India
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