Capxcel

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Capxcel Information

Capxcel is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Colorectal Cancer. Secondary and off-label uses of Capxcel have also been mentioned below.

The right dosage of Capxcel 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. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Capxcel have been listed ahead. Usually, these side effects of Capxcel go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Capxcel's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. In addition, Capxcel's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Capxcel related warnings section.

Capxcel is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Kidney Disease, Skin Disorders and Diseases, Heart Disease as it can result in adverse effects. The section on Capxcel contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug reaction of Capxcel with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

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



Capxcel Benefits & Uses

Capxcel is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Capxcel 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

Capxcel Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Capxcel safe for pregnant women?


    Capxcel can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Capxcel safe during breastfeeding?


    Capxcel 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 Capxcel on the Kidneys?


    There can be some harmful effects on your kidneys after taking Capxcel. If you witness any side effects, discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

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


    Capxcel can have moderate side effects on the liver. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

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


    Side effects of Capxcel rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Capxcel with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Capxcel Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Capxcel

  • Is this Capxcel habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Capxcel.

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


    After taking Capxcel, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Capxcel can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Capxcel should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


    There is no benefit of taking Capxcel for mental disorders.

    No

Capxcel Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Capxcel


    Taking Capxcel with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Capxcel


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Capxcel with alcohol.

    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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