Capxcel (Capecitabine) Drug Price and Information

Capecitabine (Capxcel) is an antimetabolite, prescribed for breast cancer and colorectal cancer. It prevents the growth of cancer cells. 
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Capxcel - Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.

Capxcel  Tablet

Generic : Capecitabine
10 Tablets
Price Updated on Aug 07, 2023
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Substitute/Alternative Medication to Capxcel
Capehope , Capres (150 mg) , Xelocel

Drug information on Capxcel from Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.


When is Capxcel prescribed?

It is prescribed for -

What should be the dose and frequency?

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.

What are the common 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.

How to use Capxcel?

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


In which conditions should Capxcel be avoided?

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


What are the Precautions needed with 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.

Are there any additional Precautions?

Avoid excess dosage.

At What Temperature Should it be Stored?

Store it at room temperature 25oC.

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