Capecitabine Tablets 500 MG

  • Medicine Name- Capnat
  • API- Capecitabine
  • Packaging- Tablets
  • Strength- 500mg
  • Manufactured by- Natco Pharma Ltd
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Description

Capecitabine falls under the group of medicines known as antineoplastics (cancer medicines). This is an orally-administered chemotherapeutic agent used for: 

Colorectal Cancer:

  • adjuvant therapy of patients with Stage III colon cancer as a single agent or as a component of a combination chemotherapy regimen.
  • perioperative treatment of adult patients with locally advanced rectal cancer as a component of chemoradiotherapy.
  • treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic colorectal cancer as a single agent or as a component of a combination chemotherapy regimen.

Breast Cancer:

  • treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic breast cancer as a single agent in case an anthracycline- or taxane-containing chemotherapy is not indicated.
  • treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic breast cancer together with docetaxel after disease progression on prior anthracycline-containing chemotherapy.

Gastric, Esophageal, or Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer:

  • treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic gastric, esophageal, or gastroesophageal junction cancer as a component of a combination chemotherapy regimen.
  • treatment of adult patients with HER2-overexpressing metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma who have not received prior therapy for metastatic disease as a component of a combination regimen.

Pancreatic Cancer:

  • adjuvant treatment of adult patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma as a component of a combination chemotherapy regimen.

Dosage and Side Effects

Take the recommended dosage of Capecitabine orally at the same time each day approximately 12 hours apart. Swallow tablets whole with water within 30 minutes after a meal. Do not crush, chew, or cut the tablets. Never take an additional dose after vomiting and continue with the next scheduled dose. Do not take a skipped/missed dose and continue with the very next scheduled dose. 

The most common side effects of Capecitabine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, feeling weak or tired, hand and foot syndrome, and jaundice.

Warning and Precautions

  • Altered coagulation parameters or bleeding may occur in patients taking Capecitabine therapy concomitantly with vitamin K antagonists, such as warfarin. Monitor INR more frequently and adjust the dosage of the vitamin K antagonist as required.

  • Cardiotoxicity may occur with Capecitabine treatment. Myocardial infarction/ischemia, angina, dysrhythmias, cardiac failure, cardiac arrest, sudden death, electrocardiographic changes, and cardiomyopathy may be reported with this treatment. Withhold this therapy for cardiotoxicity as required.

  • Diarrhea, occasionally severe, can occur with Capecitabine 500mg tablets. Withhold therapy and then resume at the same or reduced dose or permanently stop on behalf of severity and occurrence.

  • Dehydration can occur with Capecitabine. Patients with nausea, vomiting, anorexia, asthenia, or diarrhea may be at a higher risk of developing dehydration with this therapy. Optimize hydration before initiating treatment. Monitor hydration status and kidney function as clinically required.

  • Serious renal failure, occasionally fatal, may occur with Capnat therapy. Monitor renal function as clinically required. Optimize hydration before initiating treatment. Withhold this therapy and then resume at the same or decreased dose, or permanently stop, on behalf of the severity and occurrence.

FAQ's

What is Capnat?

Capnat is a generic of Xeloda which contains Capecitabine as the main component. This therapeutic drug is used for the treatment of certain types of breast cancer, gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, and pancreatic cancer.

Who has launched the generic Capnat?

Natco Pharma Limited has launched the generic Capnat, as 500 mg tablets for oral use/administration.

How do I take Capecitabine

Capecitabine is supplied as a tablet that should be swallowed whole, with plenty of water, and within 30 minutes of finishing a meal.

How do I store Capecitabine?

Store the tablets of Capecitabine at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F).

How much does Capecitabine cost in India?

Capecitabine cost in India is reasonable and can vary. To procure this nucleoside metabolic inhibitor legally, you can call us at (+91) 8130290915, TOLL-FREE: 1800-889-1064, Or Write us at info@indiangenericmedicines.com.

Can Capecitabine be used while I’m pregnant?

Capecitabine may be unsafe during pregnancy. Discuss with your provider about the best way to control your disease/condition during pregnancy. 

Can Capecitabine be used while breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with Capecitabine. Discuss with your provider in case you are breastfeeding or intend to breastfeed.

Where can I get Capecitabine at the best Price? 

Order Capecitabine at the best price today. We request you to Call/WhatsApp us at (+91) 8130290915 or dial our TOLL-FREE Number: 1800-889-1064 or Write us at info@indiangenericmedicines.com. We are fully committed to providing you with the best Capecitabine price from India. That is why we’ll match the cost/price of any other existing suppliers/distributors in the market who require a medical prescription.

Is the Capecitabine available in India?

Capecitabine is a (prescription drug, doctor-prescribed medicine, or health care professional-prescribed medication) pharmaceutical drug that can be legally dispensed against a medical prescription. Generic Capecitabine can be made available through the network of authorized distributors in India. (Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, etc.)

Can You Send the Capecitabine to Foreign Destinations?

Buy generic Capecitabine online at the lowest price from a leading supplier. Indian Generic Medicines (IGM) can assist in the delivery of Capecitabine; the doctor-prescribed medication to the UK, Australia, Canada, the Philippines, the USA, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, China, South Africa, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Zambia, Pakistan, Hong Kong, UAE, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Singapore, Nepal, Qatar, Japan, and many other countries.

What is the procedure to buy Capecitabine from Indian Generic Medicines

Patients can fill out the order form or send mail to info@indiangenericmedicines.com. Patients can also send WhatsApp messages to +91 8130290915 or can dial the TOLL-FREE Number: 18008891064. We will reply ASAP with the details of the Capecitabine 500 mg price and the procurement procedure.

Note:- The order will be confirmed only after the valid receipt of the prescription from the Physician.

Is it safe to buy Capecitabine online from India?

Yes, one can buy Capecitabine online from India-based Indian Generic Medicines (IGM) if it is not (yet) registered or is unavailable in their respective country. We can facilitate the supply/export of generic Capecitabine through legal channels.