Capecitabine 500mg Tablet Description:
Capecitabine 500mg Tablet interferes with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells by substituting their building blocks. It prevents the cancer cells from growing and multiplying.
Capecitabine 500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, head and neck cancer, cervical cancer, Testicular cancer., breast cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), blood cancer, lung cancer, bone cancer and urinary bladder cancer.
Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Painful blisters on hands and feet.
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. Capecitabine 500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Is Capecitabine a generic/ effective/ FDA approved?
Yes, Capecitabine 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
Is Capecitabine an anthracycline?
No, Capecitabine is not an anthracycline
Is Capecitabine cytotoxic?
No. Capecitabine is a cytostatic (stops the growth of cells) agent
How is it administered?
It is administered as a tablet
Where is Capecitabine absorbed?
Capecitabine is quickly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract
How is it metabolized?
It is metabolized in the liver and tumor tissue
How quickly does Capecitabine work?
Capecitabine works based on intensity and severity of cancer. Please ask the doctor how quickly it will work
How long does it stay in the system?
Capecitabine and its metabolites stay in the system about two hours on an average
Does Capecitabine cause hair loss/ tiredness/ diarrhea or affect skin?
Capecitabine is known to have side effects like hair loss/ tiredness/ diarrhea and affects skin.