Capnat Capecitabine 500 mg Tablets
Strength: 500 mg
Brand Name: Capnat
International Brand Name: Xeloda
Active Ingredient: Capecitabine
Manufactured By: Natco Pharma Ltd.
WHAT IS CAPNAT 500mg Tablets ?
Capnat 500mg is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug. It is classified as an "antimetabolite. Antimetabolites are cell-cycle specific. They attack cells at very specific phases in the cycle.
Capnat 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, and urinary bladder cancer.
How it works
Capecitabine interferes with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells by substituting their building blocks. It prevents cancer cells from growing and multiplying.
CAPECITABINE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS:
stomach pain or upset, constipation; tired feeling; mild skin rash; or numbness or tingling in your hands or feet.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
fever above 100.5 degrees;
nausea, loss of appetite, eating much less than usual, vomiting (more than once in 24 hours);
severe diarrhea (more than 4 times per day, or during the night);
blisters or ulcers in your mouth, red or swollen gums, trouble swallowing; pain, tenderness, redness, swelling, blistering, or peeling skin on your hands or feet;
dehydration symptoms--feeling very thirsty or hot, being unable to urinate, heavy sweating, or hot and dry skin;
heart problems--chest pain or pressure, uneven heartbeats, shortness of breath (even with mild exertion), swelling or rapid weight gain;
kidney problems--little or no urinating; painful or difficult urination; swelling in your feet or ankles; feeling tired or short of breath;
liver problems--nausea, upper stomach pain, itch