Capecitaper

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Capecitaper Information

Capecitaper is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Colorectal Cancer. Other than this, Capecitaper has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The correct dosage of Capecitaper depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Capecitaper can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Capecitaper are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Capecitaper's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Severe while nursing. In addition, Capecitaper's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Capecitaper related warnings section.

Capecitaper is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Kidney Disease, Skin Disorders and Diseases, Heart Disease are examples of such conditions. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Capecitaper contraindications section.

Drug interactions for Capecitaper have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

You should also be aware that Capecitaper is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Capecitaper Benefits & Uses

Capecitaper is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Capecitaper Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Colorectal Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2000 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Colorectal Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2000 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Adult(Female)
  • Disease: Breast Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2000 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Capecitaper Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Capecitaper safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Capecitaper. If you are pregnant, do not take Capecitaper without a doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Capecitaper safe during breastfeeding?


    Capecitaper may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Capecitaper on the Kidneys?


    Capecitaper may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Capecitaper on the Liver?


    Capecitaper may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Capecitaper on the Heart?


    Capecitaper has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Capecitaper with Other Drugs

Capecitaper should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Capecitaper Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Capecitaper unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Capecitaper

  • Is this Capecitaper habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Capecitaper.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Capecitaper as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Capecitaper should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Capecitaper is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Capecitaper Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Capecitaper


    It is safe to take Capecitaper with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Capecitaper


    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Capecitaper with alcohol will be.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 272-273

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 864

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Xeloda® (capecitabine)

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Capecitabine Sandoz® (capecitabine)



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