CAPECITABINE 500MG TABLET (CAPETERO)

CAPECITABINE 500MG TABLET (CAPETERO)

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Medicine details

Brand Name:- Capetero

Generic Name:- Capecitabine

Manufacturer:- Hetero

Dosage Form:- Tablets

Strength:- 500mg

Composition:- Capecitabine

Packaging:- 10 tablets (10/strip)

Indication:- Colorectal cancer, Breast cancer

Storage:- Store at room temperature

Overview 

Capetero (capecitabine) tablet is an anti-cancer medicine used in the treatment of colorectal cancer and breast cancer. This medication works by preventing cell division and cancerous cells. Take this medicine orally once a day. Your doctor will decide the dosing schedule according to your medical condition and your response to the treatment. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way as it may lead to some severe side effects. Inform your medical advisor if you are using any other medications. Close monitoring of blood cell count is required while receiving this medicine. Protect the medicine from heat and light.

Pharmacodynamics Of Capetero (Capecitabine) 

Capecitabine is a fluoropyrimidine carbamate derivative that is designed as an orally administered, tumor-activated, and tumor-selective cytotoxic agent. Capecitabine is a non-cytotoxic in vitro. Capetero reached peak blood levels in 1.5 hours with peak 5-FU levels occurring slightly later, at 2 hours.

Usage Of Capetero (Capecitabine)  

Capetero tablet is used in the treatment of colorectal, gastric, or breast cancer. This medicine is also used to prevent the development of colorectal cancer after the complete removal of the tumor by surgery. Take this medicine with food within 30 minutes after taking the meal. Always discuss with your doctor if you are taking any other medicine. If you miss a dose according to your dosing schedule, do not take a double dose. This medication may take some time to show results. Do not stop taking this medicine unless your medical advisor tells you to do so. Consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Substitutes Of Capetero (Capecitabine)

  • Capegard
  • Capebiine
  • Xeloda
  • Captabin

Side Effects Of Capetero (Capecitabine)

This medicine may cause some serious and unwanted side effects. Which requires immediate medical attention otherwise it can also lead to higher risk. Do not forget to discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.

Common Side Effects 

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Mouth sore
  • Swelling
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low white blood cell count
  • Difficulty in urine
  • Joint pain
  • Skin rash
  • Eye irritation
  • Dehydration
  • Shortness of breath
  • Allergy
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Blood clots
  • Weight loss
  • Hair loss
  • Body pain
  • Fatigue
  • The sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  • Change in taste
  • Pale skin
  • Lightheadedness
  • Bone pain
  • Change in vision
  • Seizures

Note- If any of these symptoms occur, please contact your doctor.

Dosage

Use this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way and make sure to take this medication according to your dosing schedule.

Missed Dose 

  • In case you missed a dose, immediately contact your doctor. It is important to take the dose of this medicine as scheduled by your medical advisor.

Overdose 

  • Emergency medical treatment is required. Please contact your medical advisor in case of an overdose.

General Warnings And Precautions 

  • Close monitoring of kidney function is required while receiving this medicine.
  • This medicine may cause some serious skin reaction
  • This tablet may reduce the number of white blood cells and platelets.
  • Close monitoring of blood cell count and body temperature is required while receiving this medicine.
  • The Chances of infections are more in patients receiving this medicine.

Cautions 

  • Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet.
  • May harm liver and kidney function.
  • Not safe for pregnant women
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery.

Warnings

Before starting treatment with Capetero, please tell your doctor about your previous medical history. If you experience any symptoms while receiving this medicine do not ignore those symptoms because it may lead to a higher risk.

  •  Contraception 
    • Use effective methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
  • Children and adolescents 
    • This medicine is not advisable for use in children and adolescents.

Warnings For Female 

  • Pregnancy 
    • Capetero shouldn’t be used by women who are pregnant. Atezolizumab may harm the baby. It is recommended that this medication should be avoided during pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding 
    • This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless it is necessary. Please consult your medical advisor before starting treatment with this medicine.
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