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Xeloda-Capecitabine 500 MG

Xeloda-Capecitabine 500 MG

Generic Capecitabine is a medicine that is being utilized for treating cancer of colon, breast and infect colorectal cancer as well. Being an antimetabolite drug; the medicine when used by the patient functions by the interference in the protein production process. These proteins play an important role in the functional growth and reproduction of cancer cells. The patient having allergy from this medicine should not use this generic medicine. Furthermore, the medicine should not be used by patient having kidney problem or lacks the enzyme, di-hydro-pyrimidine dehydrogenase.

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10 Tablets of 500mg Xeloda Generic 500mg $69.00 $0.01
30 Tablets of 500mg Xeloda Generic 500mg $119.00 $0.00

Generic Capecitabine is a medicine that belongs to the group of drugs known as antimetabolite drug. This medicine prevents the cancer cells and thus, decreases the size of tumour, when used by the patient. Highly demanded medicine for treating certain type of cancer of colon, breast, rectum, etc., this is being prescribed by the doctor all over the world.

Generic Capecitabine is also available under the trade name of Xeloda. The peach coloured medicine is known to contain various types of inactive ingredients such as magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose, etc. the coating has ingredients named as titanium dioxide, talc, and many more.

Generic Capecitabine should be stored at room temperature that ranges from 15-30 degree centigrade. It should be protected from heat, light and moisture. The medicine should be kept away from the reach of children and pets. The patient should check the expiry date of the medicine before using it.


Mechanism of action:

Generic Capecitabine works by stopping the cancer cells from its growth. The medicine when used by the patient gets converted to 5- fluorouracil in the body. This drug gets inside the tumour and thus, the growth of the tumour is hindered.


Indication:

Generic Capecitabine is used to treat cancer of rectum, breast and colon.


Side effects:

Generic Capecitabine might cause side effects in some of the patients as:

  • Weakness

  • Joint pain

  • Dizziness

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Loss of appetite

  • Constipation

  • Skin darkening

  • Itchy skin

  • Temporary hair loss

  • Fungal infections in nail

  • Diarrhoea

Infect some patient might also suffer from dehydration, dizziness, decreased amount of urine and sores in the mouth or throat. Some patient might get serious side effects as well such as depression, mood changes, tiredness, chest pain, dark urine, irregular heartbeat and yellowing of eyes and skin.


Drug Interactions:

Generic Capecitabine might interact with some other drugs and can cause serious health problem. Some of the drugs are listed below:

  • Metronidazole

  • Tinidazole

  • Phenytoin

  • Leucovorin

  • Warfarin

This is not the complete list of drug reactions. Possibilities are there that some other drugs might also react with this generic medicine. Better to keep a list of all medicine and share it with the doctor whenever the patient consults them. Only the prescribed dose should be used by the patient, not more or less than that.

Dosage:

Depending on the requirement of the body, severity of the condition and response against the medicine, the dose is decided by the doctor. Therefore, the patient should always consult to their doctor for exact dose of the medicine.


Missed dose:

If the patient misses the dose, then it should be used as soon as remembered. If it is time for the next dose, then the missed dose should be skipped and the patient should take regular dose as per their planning. Extra medicine or double dose of the medicine should not be used by the patient for making up the missed dose.


Overdose:

If overdose of the medicine is suspected by the patient, then they should consult to the doctor immediately.

Precautions:

  • Before taking generic Capecitabine, the patient should tell to their doctor if they are allergic to this medicine or any other medicine of same class.

  • Generic Capecitabine has different inactive ingredient that might lead to allergic reactions as well. Hence, the patient should always check the ingredient before its use.

  • This medicine should not be used by the patient if they have kidney or liver problem.

  • When the patient is under the treatment of this medicine, their skin become more sensitive to sun. Such patient should avoid prolonged exposure to sun.

  • Generic Capecitabine might cause harm to the unborn baby, hence should not be used by the pregnant patient.

  • Generic Capecitabine might pass to the breast milk of the nursing patient and can harm the neonates. Therefore, nursing patient should consult to the doctor for using the medicine.

Generic Capecitabine 500 MG
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