What is capecitabine 500mg used for?
This anti-cancer chemotherapy medication is categorized as an antimetabolite, and its generic name is Capecitabine. It is used for the treatment of metastatic breast, colon, rectal, esophageal, gastric, hepatobiliary, neuroendocrine, pancreatic, ovarian, fallopian tube, peritoneal, or unknown primary cancers. It contains a substance called capecitabine which is available as capecitabine tablets that are, capecitabine 150 mg, and capecitabine 500mg. The group anti-metabolites is a group that contains cytotoxic medicine that kills dividing cancer cells. You can buy Xeloda generic easily online from Canada Pharmacy.
The active ingredient in this particular medicine is capecitabine.
The medicine should only be prescribed by a doctor who is qualified in the use of cancer drugs and treatments. Doses between 625 and 1250 mg per square meter of the body of Xeloda should be taken twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. The tablets should be swallowed whole with a full glass of water within thirty minutes of eating a meal. The tablet should not be crushed or split. A treatment cycle of the medication may be recommended by the doctor if one has trouble swallowing the tablet whole. The amount of dosage is dependent on one’s medical condition, body size, and the response to the treatment.
One should inform a healthcare specialist or doctor about any allergies that one experiences. A medical history should be provided to the doctor about the following:
- Lack of a certain enzyme (dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase - DPD)
- Blood disorders (such as bone marrow suppression)
- Heart problems (such as heart failure)
- Kidney disease
- Liver problems
One should avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others. One should not increase the dose or use it frequently or for longer than prescribed. Women who are pregnant should not consume this medication or intake the dust from the tablets since the drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs and may harm an unborn baby.
A doctor or a pharmacist needs to be contacted promptly if any of these side effects either occur or are worse than before:
- Loss of appetite
- Trouble sleeping
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What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.