Buy Xeloda 500mg
Xeloda 500mg Tablet is an anticancer medicine which is used in the treatment of colorectal and breast cancer. It should be used only under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. It may cause severe liver and kidney injury if taken in high quantities. Close monitoring of blood cell count is necessary while receiving this medicine.
Xeloda 500mg Composition
Xeloda 500mg Company Name
- Roche Products India Pvt Ltd
Xeloda 500mg How To Work
Xeloda 500mg Tablet is an anticancer medication. It works by interfering with the growth of genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells. This slows the growth of cancer cells and eventually kills them.
What Is Xeloda 500mg
Xeloda 500mg Tablet is a drug used for treating cancer. Xeloda 500mg Tablet is an anti-metabolite used for chemotherapy for treating patients suffering from various cancers. Xeloda 500mg Tablet is used for treating breast, colon or rectal, pancreatic, gastric, ovarian, oesophageal. It comes as a pill, which is consumed after having food.
Common side effects include headache, weakness, pain¸ rashes, itching, diarrhea, fatigue, etc. It can also lead to serious side effects such as heart or kidney problems, low blood cell count and allergies. Women who are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should inform their doctor before usage.
It should be avoided with antacids. People who are on health supplements or have been prescribed blood thinners should avoid its usage. People with heart or kidney issues should also refrain from taking this medicine as it can alleviate their condition.
Seek immediate medical attention in case you notice any of the following symptoms- Constipation, Mouth sores or ulcers, bruising, Vomiting, abdominal or stomach pain swelling of the palms or bottoms of the feet.
Xeloda 500mg How To Take
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Xeloda 500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Mechanism Action Of Xeloda 500mg
The active substance in Xeloda, capecitabine, is a cytotoxic medicine (a medicine that kills cells that are dividing, such as cancer cells) that belongs to the group ‘anti metabolites’. Capecitabine is a ‘prodrug’ that is converted to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in the body, but more is converted in tumour cells than in normal tissues. It is taken as tablets, while 5-FU normally needs to be injected.
5-FU is an analogue of pyrimidine. Pyrimidine is part of the genetic material of cells (DNA and RNA). In the body, 5-FU takes the place of pyrimidine and interferes with the enzymes involved in making new DNA. As a result, it inhibits the growth of tumour cells and eventually kills them.
Xeloda 500mg Instructions
Take Xeloda 500mg Tablet as advised by the doctor. Do not consume larger quantities than prescribed. Do not miss any scheduled dose. Consult the doctor immediately if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor.
Xeloda 500mg Drug Interactions
- Folic Acid
- Live attenuated vaccines and related products
Xeloda 500mg Side Effects
- Abdominal pain
- Hair loss
- Low white blood cell count
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
- Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
- Muscle or joint pain
- Loss of appetite
Xeloda 500mg Warning
Diarrhea and Dehydration – Xeloda 500mg Tablet may cause severe diarrhea which causes electrolytes loss and increases the risk of dehydration and kidney injury. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. If symptoms of diarrhea get worse, the treatment should be discontinued and a suitable anti-diarrheal treatment should be initiated.
Skin reactions – This medicine may cause severe skin reactions like Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). Inform the doctor immediately if any symptoms of skin rashes and itching appear. In patients with severe skin reactions, treatment with this medicine should be discontinued and an alternative medicine should be given.
Effect on blood – Xeloda 500mg Tablet may reduce the number of white blood cells (neutrophils) and platelets. This may make the patients more prone to catch an infection. Close monitoring of blood cell count is necessary while receiving this medicine. The baseline of the blood cell count should be obtained before initiation of the treatment. Do not start the treatment if the counts are less than the normal value.
Infections – The chances of infections are more in patients receiving this medicine. Hold the treatment with this medicine and start with broad-spectrum antibiotics if there are any signs and symptoms of infection like a fever or a sore throat. Close monitoring of the body temperature and the blood cell count is necessary while receiving this medicine.
Pregnancy – This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.
Breast-feeding – This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women except in life-threatening conditions. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the medicine based on your clinical condition.
Xeloda 500mg Precaution
Capecitabine should be taken with water within half an hour of taking a meal.
Inform your doctor if you are suffering from high or low levels of calcium, cardiac toxicity problems or hand and foot syndrome.
Inform your doctor if you have a history of diabetes, nervous system disorders or are taking medication for blood thinning.
Inform your doctor if you are taking any medications for gout (allopurinol), fits (phenytoin), or cancer (folinic acid, oxaliplatin, bevacizumab).
Capecitabine may cause dizziness or nausea and so it is recommended not to drive or use heavy machinery immediately after taking it.
Treatment with capecitabine need to be permanently discontinued in patients who experience a severe skin reaction.
Women who are planning to become pregnant should use two methods of contraception while on this therapy and thereafter as recommended by the doctor.
Men who are going to use this therapy should not father a child while on this therapy and thereafter as recommended by the doctor. They should also seek guidance and counselling on sperm conservation before taking this therapy.
Xeloda 500mg Dosage
- Xeloda 500mg
Xeloda 500mg Uses
Xeloda 500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of
- ovarian cancer
- head and neck cancer
- cervical cancer
- testicular cancer
- breast cancer
- non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl)
- blood cancer
- lung cancer
- bone cancer
- urinary bladder cancer
Xeloda 500mg Storage
Store it at room temperature 25 C.
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