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Capecitin 500500mg

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Aristopharma Limited
Generic: Capecitabine
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descriptionSafety Advices
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Capecitin 500. Please consult your doctor.
Capecitin 500 is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe i... View More
Capecitin 500 is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Capecitin 500 may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Capecitin 500 should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Capecitin 500 may be needed. Please consult your doctor. U... View More
Capecitin 500 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Capecitin 500 may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Us... View More
descriptionMedical Overview


Capecitin 500 is used in the treatment of cancer of breast, colon, and rectum. It may be also used to treat other conditions, as determined by the docto... View More

Uses of Capecitin 500

  • Breast cancer
  • Cancer of colon and rectum

Side effects of Capecitin 500

  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Blisters on fingers/feet

How to use Capecitin 500

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. Capecitin 500 is to be tak... View More

How Capecitin 500 works

Capecitin 500 is an anticancer medication. Inside the body, this medicine gets converted into 5-fluorouracil (chemical). This chemical hampers the synth... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • Capecitin 500 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.
  • 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 ... View More
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you start to have side effects such as diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, mouth sores, chest pain or loss of appetite.
descriptionBrief Description


Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Gastric cancer, Oesophageal cancer


Swallow with water within 30 min after a meal

Adult Dose

Oral Breast cancer; Colorectal cancer Adult: 1.25 g/m2 bid for 2 wk followed by a 1 wk rest period; therapy to be given in 3-wk cycles. Recommended tr... View More

Renal Dose

Renal impairment: CrCl (ml/min) 51-80 No adjustment needed. 30-50 Reduce dose to 950 mg/m2 bid when starting dose is 1.25 g/m2 bid. No dose adjustme... View More


History of severe and unexpected reactions to fluoropyrimidine therapy; severe renal impairment; pregnancy, lactation. Hypersensitivity.

Mode of Action

Capecitabine is a prodrug that is converted to fluorouracil following oral administration, which in turn inhibits thymidylate synthetase, blocking the m... View More


Hepatic dysfunction, bone marrow suppression, poor nutritional status, warfarin therapy. Child, elderly, prior extensive pelvic radiation or alkylating ... View More

Side Effect

10% Diarrhea,Nausea,Anemia,Lymphopenia,Hand and foot syndrome,Edema,Fatigue,Fever,Headache,Pain,Paresthesia,Alopecia,Dermatitis,Abdominal pain,Anorexia... View More

Pregnancy Category Note

Pregnancy Category: C Lactation: excretion in milk unknown; use with caution


Antacids containing aluminum and magnesium, leucovorin, anticoagulants, phenytoin, allopurinol.

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