CAPEGARD Capecitabine 500 mg

DESCRIPTION

Capegard 500mg (Capecitabine) Tablet is a prescription drug used in the treatment of Ovarian cancer, Cervical cancer, Head and neck cancer. The medication works by interfering with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells and thereby prevents it from growing and multiplying and also helps in decreasing tumor size.

Manufacturer : Cipla Ltd.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Strengths available :  500mg

Storage : Store in a cool dry place. Protect from light.

Dosage :

CAPEGARD 500 Tablets should be swallowed whole with water within 30 minutes after a meal. The dose of CAPEGARD 500 Tablets is calculated according to the body surface area.

Standard Starting Dose

Monotherapy (Metastatic Colorectal Cancer, Adjuvant Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer)

The recommended dose of CAPEGARD 500 Tablets is 1,250 mg/m2 administered orally twice daily (morning and evening; equivalent to 2,500 mg/m2 total daily dose) for 2 weeks followed by a 1-week rest period; the tablets are given as 3-week cycles

SIDE EFFECTS

Most common side effects are Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Hand-foot syndrome, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth).

PACK SIZE

10 tablets per strip per pack

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