Capecitabine 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.
Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine.
Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat, rash or severe diarrhea.
Xabine is used alone or in combination with other medicines for the treatment of colon, rectum or breast cancers.
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.
Do not take it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Inform your doctor immediately if you start to have side effects such as diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, mouth sores, chest pain or loss of appetite.
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.