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Capegard 500Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Capecitabine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Capegard 500Mg Tablet is a drug used for treating cancer. Capegard 500Mg Tablet is an anti-metabolite used for chemotherapy for treating patients suffering from various cancers. Capegard 500Mg Tablet is used for treating breast, colon or rectal, pancreatic, gastric, ovarian, oesophageal. It comes as a pill, which is consumed after having food.

Common side effects include headache, weakness, pain¸ rashes, itching, diarrhea, fatigue, etc. It can also lead to serious side effects such as heart or kidney problems, low blood cell count and allergies. Women who are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should inform their doctor before usage.

It should be avoided with antacids. People who are on health supplements or have been prescribed blood thinners should avoid its usage. People with heart or kidney issues should also refrain from taking this medicine as it can alleviate their condition.

Seek immediate medical attention in case you notice any of the following symptoms- Constipation, Mouth sores or ulcers, bruising, Vomiting, abdominal or stomach pain swelling of the palms or bottoms of the feet.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Oncologist before using this medicine.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Capcita 500mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Capcita 500mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution should be used in patients with moderate to severe renal impairment.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Capegard 500Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

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Capegard 500Mg Tablet is a chemotherapy drug which belongs to the class of Cytotoxic Antimetabolite. It is orally taken and is converted to 5-fluorouracil inside the cancer cells. This conversion is carried out by the enzymes in your body. Capegard 500Mg Tablet works by preventing the cancer cells from proliferating.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

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