What is Capegard-500 (Capecitabine) used for?
Capegard (Capecitabine) is an oral cancer medication prescribed to treat bowel or colon cancer. The medication operates by inhibiting the reproduction of cancer cells to prevent their spread or the growth of tumours. It is normally prescribed along with other procedures to eliminate or remove the tumours. This medication may also be prescribed to treat breast cancer. Your doctor may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Capegard-500 (Capecitabine)?
Always follow your doctor`s instructions while using Capegard (Capecitabine) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. Most patients are prescribed one tablet to be administered twice each day, once in the morning and once in the evening. The best regimen will be determined by your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be taken with a large glass of water along with a meal to prevent nausea. The typical cycle of medication is two weeks of daily administration followed by a one week break. Do not change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy or alter their effects. Ask your doctor any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Capegard-500 (Capecitabine)?
Some patients using Capegard (Capecitabine) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as possible if any serious side effects appear including fever, flu symptoms, severe diarrhoea, intense nausea, choking sensations, pale skin, easier bruising, unusual weight gain, coughing up a substance resembling coffee grounds, severe diarrhoea, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, or a severe skin reaction. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or immediate medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Capegard (Capecitabine) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, under the age of eighteen, allergic to fluorouracil, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments, or who have a DPD deficiency, reduced white blood cell counts, low platelet counts, severely decreased liver function, or severely reduced kidney function. Also inform your doctor if you have chronic diarrhoea, a history of heart disease, diabetes, disturbed electrolyte levels, diseases affecting the nervous system, reduced kidney function, or decreased liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Capegard (Capecitabine) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Capegard (Capecitabine) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.