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Drug information on Capxcel (Capecitabine) from Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.


Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Capecitabine
10 Tablets
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Drug Name : Capecitabine

Capecitabine(Xeloda) generic Capxcel is an antimetabolite, prescribed for breast cancer and colorectal cancer. It prevents the growth of cancer cells.
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Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Medical Condition(s) for which Capxcel may be prescribed

Side effects of Capxcel

   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 Capxcel?

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

When is Capxcel not to be taken? (Contraindications)

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

Warnings and Precautions for Capxcel

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 Capxcel

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Capxcel

Store it at room temperature 25oC.

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