Capnat

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Capnat Information

Capnat is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Colorectal Cancer. Other than this, Capnat has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The right dosage of Capnat depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

While these are the most often observed Capnat side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Capnat are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

It is also important to note that Capnat has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. Warnings related to Capnat's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Capnat can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Capnat in conditions like Kidney Disease, Skin Disorders and Diseases, Heart Disease. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Capnat contraindications section.

Additionally, Capnat may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Capnat is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Capnat Benefits & Uses

Capnat is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Capnat 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

Capnat Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Capnat safe for pregnant women?


    Capnat should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Capnat safe during breastfeeding?


    Capnat should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

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


    There may be some adverse effects on kidney after taking Capnat. If you observe any such side effects, stop taking this drug. Consume this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

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


    The liver can be affected by Capnat. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart Capnat only after medical advice.

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


    Capnat is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Capnat with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Capnat Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Capnat

  • Is this Capnat habit forming or addictive?


    Capnat does not cause addiction.

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


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Capnat. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Capnat only on doctor's advice.

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


    No, Capnat is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Capnat Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Capnat


    It is safe to take Capnat with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Capnat


    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Capnat 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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