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Drug information on Capget (Capecitabine) from GLS Pharma Ltd.

Capget

  Tablet  
GLS Pharma Ltd.
Generic : Capecitabine
 1,500.00
500 mg
1X10 Tablets
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Medical Condition(s) for which Capget may be prescribed


Side effects of Capget

   Gastrointestinal Disorders : Diarrhea, nausea, mouth ulcer, vomiting, abdominal pain, gastrointestinal hemorrhage constipation, upper abdominal pain and indigestion.

   Skin : Hand-and-Foot Syndrome, hair loss, rash and redness.

   General : Injection site pain, irritation, swelling, fatigue, fever, chest pain, back pain, weakness and lethargy.

   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, depression, sleep disorders, headache and abnormal taste.

   Metabolic : Loss of appetite.

   Eye : Eye inflammation and loss of vision.

   Blood : Decreased white blood cells.

   Respiratory : Nosebleed, cough and sore throat.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

The recommended dose is 1250 mg/m2 administered orally twice daily (morning and evening; equivalent to 2500 mg/m2 total daily dose) for 2 weeks followed by 1-week rest period given as 3-week cycles.

How to use Capget?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food, two times per day.

When is Capget not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with kidney problems or dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) enzyme deficiency and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Capget

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, liver or kidney disease, any allergy, bone marrow problems, pain, redness, swelling, tingling, tenderness of the palms and soles, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and lactation.

• Avoid vaccination while taking this medication.

• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• It may reduce platelet counts; avoid bruising or injury.

• Monitor blood counts and blood electrolytes while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Capget

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Capget

Store it at room temperature 25oC.



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