Capegard 500


What  CAPEGARD?

 

- CAPEGARD belongs to a group of medicines called "cytostatic medicines" that prevent the growth of tumor cells. CAPEGARD contains an active substance capecitabine.

- CAPEGARD is used to treat cancer of the colon, rectum, stomach or breast.

- Furthermore, CAPEGARD is used to prevent the occurrence of a new colon tumor in patients whose tumors have been removed surgically.

- CAPEGARD is indicated for use in aduts, only.

 

What you should know  before taking CAPEGARD?


· Do not  take the medicine if you:

- Are allergic to capecitabine

- Have had severe reactions to anticancer drug  fluorouracil

- Are pregnant or breastfeeding,

- Have a very low number of white blood cells or platelets in your blood (leucopenia, neutropenia or thrombocytopenia),

- Have severe liver or kidney disease,

- Are treated or have been treated with brivudine, sorivudine or for the last 4 weeks

 

 

WHAT SHOULD YOU TELL YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE THERAPY?

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS:

 

Ask your doctor for an advice before taking CAPEGARD if you have:

- Liver or kidney disease

- Heart problems

- A brain disease, when a tumor spreads to the brain

- Neuropathy)

- A calcium balance disorder

- Diabetes

- Severe nausea and vomiting

- Diarrhea

- A mineral imbalance in your blood

- If you have severe skin reactions.

 

 

THE  CAPEGARD INTERACTION WITH OTHER MEDICINES?

 

Before starting treatment, tell your if you are taking any of the following medicines:

- Allopurinol

- Coumarin, warfarin

- Sorivudine, brivudine

- Phenytoin

- Interferon alpha

- Drugs to treat cancer (folinic acid, oxaliplatin,bevacizumab, cisplatin, irinotecan),

 

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

- You should not use CAPEGARD if you are pregnant , think that you may be pregnant or during breastfeeding.

 

How to take CAPEGARD?

 

- The dose of CAPEGARD is dependent on the size of your body surface.

- Your doctor may prescribe a combination of 150 mg and 500 mg tablets for a single dose.

- Swallow the whole tablets in the morning and in the evening , within 30 minutes of after meals.

- CAPEGARD tablets are usually taken for 14 days with the following

- 7-day break (when no tablets are taken). This 21-day period represents one treatment cycle.

 

WHAT IF  YOU HAVE TAKEN MORE MEDICINE THAN PRESCRIBED?

 

If you have taken much more CAPEGARD than you should you can experience following symptoms:


°  Feeling sick or nausea,

°  Diarrhea,

°  Dnflammation or sores in the intestine or mouth,

°  Decrease of a bone marrow function

° Do not take the   missed dose again.

° Do not double the next dose to replace the missed dose.

 

WHAT ARE KNOWN SIDE EFFECTS?

 

- Diarrhea

- Vomiting

- Nausea

- Inflammation of the oral mucosa:

- Hand and foot skin reactions:

- Fever

- chest pain:

- neutropenia

- the decrease in the number of white or red blood cells (found in tests)

- dehydration, weight loss,

- insomnia depression,

- headache, drowsiness, dizziness, tingling skin sensations

- eye irritation, conjunctivitis,

- thrombophlebitis

- shortness of breath, cough,

- pneumonia or bronchitis

- constipation, upper abdominal pain,

- digestive problems,

- skin rash, hair and skin loss, itching, change in skin color, skin inflammation

- pain in joints, limbs, chest or back

- fever, swelling of the limbs,

- urinary tract infections, skin, nose and throat infections,

- allergies

- diabetes,

- Confusion, panic attacks, decreased libido

- Impaired memory,

- Foggy or double vision

- Irregular heartbeat and heart attack

- Blood clots in deep veins, irregular  blood pressure,

- Purple spots on the skin

- Pulmonary embolism, lung collapse, blood coughing,

- Obstruction of the intestine, accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity,

- Inflammation of the bowel, stomach or esophagus, lower abdominal pain,

- Returning stomach contents to the esophagus,

- Blood in the stool,

- Jaundice

- Skin ulcers and blisters,

- Stenosis of the lacrimal canals

- Liver failure.

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Capegard 500

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