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Capecad 500mg Tablet

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Capecad 500 MG Description

Capecad Tablet an anticancer medicine which is used in the treatment of colorectal and breast cancer. It contains capecitabine as its active medicine. gets converted into 5-fluorouracil (active medici...
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ContainsCapecitabine(500.0 Mg)
UsesColorectal and breast cancer
Side effectsDiarrhoea Vomiting Nausea Stomatitis Abdominal pain
ClassificationANTI-NEOPLASTIC
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Uses of Capecad 500 MG

Capecad Tablet is used in the treatment of colorectal and breast cancer.

Contraindications of Capecad 500 MG

  • If you are allergic to capecitabine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you previously have had severe reactions to fluoropyrimidine therapy (a group of anticancer
  • medicines such as fluorouracil).
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have severely low levels of white cells or platelets in the blood (leucopenia, neutropenia
  • or thrombocytopenia).
  • If you have severe liver or kidney problems.
  • If you know that you do not have any activity of the enzyme dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase
  • (DPD) (complete DPD deficiency).
  • If you are being treated now or have been treated in the last 4 weeks with brivudine as part of
  • herpes zoster (chickenpox or shingles) therapy.

Side effects of Capecad 500 MG

  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Stomatitis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Asthenia

Precautions and Warnings of Capecad 500 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Capecad Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Capecad Tablet should be avoided in pregnancy. During treatment with this injection and after 6 months and at least 6 months afterwards women of childbearing potential are advised to use an effective method of contraception.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Capecad Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Capecad Tablet should not be used while breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Capecad Tablet?
A:
It is highly unlikely that Capecad Tablet will affect your ability to drive.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Capecad Tablet?
A:
No known interactions with alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You know that you or your family member have a partial deficiency in the activity of the enzyme dihydropyrimidine
  • dehydrogenase (DPD)
  • You have liver or kidney diseases
  • You have or had heart problems (for example an irregular heartbeat or pains to the chest, jaw
  • and back brought on by physical effort and due to problems with the blood flow to the heart)
  • You have brain diseases (for example, cancer that has spread to the brain, or nerve damage (neuropathy)
  • You have calcium imbalances (seen in blood tests)
  • You have diabetes
  • You cannot keep food or water in your body because of severe nausea and vomiting
  • You have diarrhoea
  • You are or become dehydrated
  • You have imbalances of ions in your blood (electrolyte imbalances, seen in tests)
  • You have a history of eye problems as you may need extra monitoring of your eyes
  • You have a severe skin reaction.
  • Do not give Capecad to children and adolescents.

Mode of Action of Capecad 500 MG

How Does It Work?

Capecad Tablet gets converted into 5-fluorouracil (active medicine) in the body. 5-fluorouracil hampers the synthesis of RNA and DNA in the cancer cells, which hampers their growth. This slows down th...
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Directions for Use of Capecad 500 MG

  • Take this medicine as a whole with sufficient water.
  • Always take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not consume more than the prescribed dose.
  • Do not discontinue the medicine on your own without consulting your doctor.

Interactions of Capecad 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Capecad Tablet works, or Capecad Tablet itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • You must not take brivudine (an anti-viral medicine for the treatment of shingles or chickenpox) at the same time as Capecad Tablet.

Storage and disposal of Capecad 500 MG

Store in a cool and dry place below 30°C away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Capecad 500 MG

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and mucositis. If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of the medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the use of Capecad Tablet?

A: Capecad Tablet is used in the treatment of colorectal and breast cancer.

Q: What is the composition of Capecad Tablet?

A: Capecad Tablet is a anticancer medicine containing capecitabine as its active medicine.
Product Details
Brand
CAPECAD
Expires on or After
09/11/2022
Last Updated on: 11 Jun 2022 | 06:25 PM (IST)

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