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Xecap Information

Xecap, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. Colorectal Cancer are some of its major therapeutic uses. Secondary and off-label uses of Xecap have also been mentioned below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Xecap. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

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

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

Xecap 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. Other contraindications of Xecap have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Besides this, Xecap may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Xecap is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Xecap Benefits & Uses

Xecap is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Xecap 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

Xecap Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Xecap safe for pregnant women?


    Xecap 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 Xecap safe during breastfeeding?


    Xecap 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 Xecap on the Kidneys?


    Xecap 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 Xecap on the Liver?


    Xecap 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 Xecap on the Heart?


    Xecap has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Xecap with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Xecap Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Xecap

  • Is this Xecap habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Xecap.

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


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

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Xecap only as per medical advice.

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


    No, the use of Xecap in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Xecap Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Xecap


    Taking Xecap with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Xecap


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Xecap and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    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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