CAPETERO

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Capetero

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Medicine details 

Brand Name:- Capetero 

Generic Name:- Capecitabine

Manufacturer:- Hetero

Dosage Form:- Tablets

Strength:- 500mg

Composition:- Capecitabine 

Packaging:- 10 tablets (10/strip) 

Indication:- Colorectal cancer, Breast cancer 

Storage:- Store at room temperature  

Overview 

Capetero (capecitabine) tablet is an anti-cancer medicine used in the treatment of colorectal cancer and breast cancer. This medication works by preventing cell division and cancerous cells. Take this medicine orally once a day. Your doctor will decide the dosing schedule according to your medical condition and your response to the treatment. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way as it may lead to some severe side effects. Inform your medical advisor if you are using any other medications. Close monitoring of blood cell count is required while receiving this medicine. Protect the medicine from heat and light. 

Pharmacodynamics of Capetero (capecitabine) 

Capecitabine is a fluoropyrimidine carbamate derivative that is designed as an orally administered, tumor-activated, and tumor-selective cytotoxic agent. Capecitabine is a non-cytotoxic in vitro. Capetero reached peak blood levels in 1.5 hours with peak 5-FU levels occurring slightly later, at 2 hours. 

Usage of Capetero (capecitabine)  

Capetero tablet is used in the treatment of colorectal, gastric, or breast cancer. This medicine is also used to prevent the development of colorectal cancer after the complete removal of the tumor by surgery. Take this medicine with food within 30 minutes after taking the meal. Always discuss with your doctor if you are taking any other medicine. If you miss a dose according to your dosing schedule, do not take a double dose. This medication may take some time to show results. Do not stop taking this medicine unless your medical advisor told you to do so. Consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms during treatment with this medicine. 

Substitutes of Capetero (capecitabine)

  • Capegard 

  • Capebiine 

  • Xeloda 

  • Captabin 

Side effects of Capetero (capecitabine)

This medicine may cause some serious and unwanted side effects. Which requires immediate medical attention otherwise it can also lead to higher risk. Do not forget to discuss the risk and benefits of this medication with your doctor.

Common side effects 

  • Diarrhea 

  • Abdominal pain 

  • Blurred vision 

  • Vomiting 

  • Weakness 

  • Nausea 

  • Mouth sore 

  • Swelling 

  • Headache 

  • Fever 

  • Loss of appetite 

  • Low white blood cell count 

  • Difficulty in urine 

  • Joint pain 

  • Skin rash 

  • Eye irritation 

  • Dehydration 

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Allergy 

  • Irregular heartbeat 

  • High or low blood pressure 

  • Blood clots 

  • Weight loss 

  • Hair loss 

  • Body pain 

  • Fatigue 

  • The sensitivity of the skin to sunlight 

  • Change in taste 

  • Pale skin 

  • Lightheadedness

  • Bone pain

  • Change in vision 

  • Seizures 

Note- If any of these symptoms occur, please contact your doctor.

Dosage

Use this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way and make sure to take this medication according to your dosing schedule.

Missed dose 

  • In case you missed a dose, immediately contact your doctor. It is important to take the dose of this medicine as scheduled by your medical advisor. 

Overdose 

  • Emergency medical treatment is required. Please contact your medical advisor in case of an overdose. 

General warnings and precautions 

  • Close monitoring of kidney function is required while receiving this medicine. 

  • This medicine may cause some serious skin reaction 

  • This tablet may reduce the number of white blood cells and platelets. 

  • Close monitoring of blood cell count and body temperature is required while receiving this medicine. 

  • The Chances of infections are more in patients receiving this medicine. 

Cautions 

  • Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet.

  • May harm liver and kidney function.

  • Not safe for pregnant women 

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery.

Warnings

Before starting treatment with Capetero, please tell your doctor about your previous medical history. If you experience any symptoms while receiving this medicine do not ignore those symptoms because it may lead to a higher risk. 

  •  Contraception 

    • Use effective methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine. 

  • Children and adolescents 

    • This medicine is not advisable for use in children and adolescents. 

Warnings for female 

  • Pregnancy 

    • Capetero shouldn’t be used by women who are pregnant. Atezolizumab may harm the baby. It is recommended that this medication should be avoided during pregnancy. 

  • Breastfeeding 

    • This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless it is necessary. Please consult your medical advisor before starting treatment with this medicine.

Q1. What is Capetero (capecitabine)? 

Ans. Capetero tablet is an anti-cancer medication which is used in the treatment of colorectal and breast cancer. 

Q2. How does Capetero (capecitabine) work?

Ans. When the Capetero tablet goes inside the body it gets converted into 5-fluorouracil. This chemical works by preventing cell division and cancerous cells. 

Q3. In what strength is it available? 

Ans. It is available in the strength of 500mg. 

Q4. What are the side effects? 

Ans. Some common side effects are:- vomiting, fever, shortness of breath, blurred vision, loss of appetite, headache, skin rash, nausea, dehydration. 

Q5. How should I take this medicine?

Ans. Take this medicine with food within 30 minutes after taking the meal. Do not skip the dosing schedule. 

Q6. Does this affect kidney function?

Ans. Please consult your medical condition with your doctor before consuming this drug.

Q7. What should I avoid while receiving this medicine? 

Ans. Follow your doctor’s advice about any restrictions.

 Q8. What happens if I miss a dose? 

Ans. If you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately. 

Q9. Does this affect liver function? 

Ans. Use of the Capetero tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease. 

Q10. Can I consume alcohol while taking this medicine? 

Ans. It is not known whether it is safe or not. Please consult your doctor before consuming alcohol. 

Q11. Can I drive after taking this medicine? 

Ans. This medicine may decrease your ability to drive or affect your vision. Do not drive if any symptoms occur. 

Q12. Can I take this medicine during pregnancy? 

Ans. This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. 

Q13. Can I take this medicine during breastfeeding? 

Ans. This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless it is necessary.

Q14. What are the storage conditions? 

Ans. Store this medicine at room temperature. Protect from heat and light. 

Interactions

Interactions may change how your medication works and increase the risk for side effects. Don’t forget to discuss your previous medical history with your medical advisor. 

Medicine interaction 

  • Clozapine 

  • Folic acid 

  • Phenytoin 

Disease interaction 

  • Heart disease 

  • Impaired kidney function 

  • Impaired liver function 

Alcohol interaction 

  • Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor before consuming alcohol. 

 

Contraindications

  • Capetero tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney injury. 

  • Capetero tablet is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Capecitabine. 

  • This medicine is contracted in patients with known hypersensitivity to Capecitabine.

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