Xeloda 500mg Tablet 10's

Xeloda 500mg Tablet 10's

Xeloda 500mg Tablet 10's

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Rs. 1262

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Uses of Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's

Breast cancer, stomach, rectal and colon cancer

Medicinal Benefits

Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's belongs to the group of anti-cancer medicines. It contains Capecitabine which is cytotoxic (causes cell death). It is used to treat cancer of the colon, breast and stomach. When taken, it gets converted into 5-fluorouracil (chemical), which hampers the synthesis of genetic materials (DNA) in the cancer cells, thereby interfering with their growth. As a result, the growth of cancer cells is slowed down, and eventually, they are killed.

Directions for Use

Swallow it as a whole with water; do not crush or chew it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's

 

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Hair loss
  • Diarrhoea
  • Decreased blood cells 
  • Mouth ulcer
  • Blisters on fingers/feet

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Before taking Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's, inform your doctor if you have any infection because Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's may worsen the infection. If you have any allergy symptoms, talk to your doctor; inform your doctor if you have a metabolic disorder called DPD (dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency), heart problems, bone marrow depression, kidney disease, liver disease, and treatment with chemotherapy or radiation. Some patients may experience increased sensitivity to light while taking Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's, and avoiding prolonged exposure to sunlight is recommended. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant as Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's can cause harmful effects on the unborn baby. Both women and men using Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's should use birth control to avoid pregnancy. The use of Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's by either parent may result in congenital disabilities. You should not take Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's during breastfeeding. Use Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's with caution in elderly patients. If you have had leukaemia (blood cancer) and are in remission, do not take live vaccines for three months after your last chemotherapy. You and your surrounding people, such as family members, should not take the polio vaccine. Avoid smoking or going near naked flames as the fabric (bedding, clothing, dressings) in contact with Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's catches fire and burns easily. Washing clothing and bedding may reduce product build-up but not remove it.

Drug Interactions

 

Drug-Drug Interactions: Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's interacts with other anti-cancer medicines (folinic acid, oxaliplatin, bevacizumab, cisplatin, irinotecan), antibiotics (metronidazole), medicines used to reduce the harmful effects of anti-cancer medicines (calcium leucovorin), a medicine used to treat gout (allopurinol), a medicine used to treat stomach ulcers (cimetidine), blood thinners (warfarin, coumarin), antivirals (brivudine, sorivudine), and anti-epilepsy medicine (phenytoin).

Drug-Food Interactions: Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's is known to interact with alcohol and increase dizziness.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's should not be given to patients with liver, heart or kidney problems, diabetes, glaucoma (increased eye pressure), myelosuppression (bone marrow activity is decreased), dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) enzyme deficiency, stomatitis, infections, or a bleeding disorder.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • BEVACIZUMAB
  • CISPLATIN
  • METRONIDAZOLE
  • CALCIUM LEUCOVORIN
  • ALLOPURINOL
  • CIMETIDINE
  • WARFARIN
  • COUMARINS
  • BRIVUDINE
  • SORIVUDINE
  • PHENYTOIN

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    ALCOHOL

    UNSAFE

    You are recommended to avoid alcohol consumption while taking Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's to avoid unpleasant side effects. Alcohol intake, along with Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's, may cause increased drowsiness.

  • Safety Warning

    PREGNANCY

    UNSAFE

    Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's should not be used during pregnancy because it causes harm to the fetus (newborn baby). Both women of childbearing potential and men must use an effective contraception method while taking fluorouracil and for at least six months afterwards. Please consult your doctor about any concerns regarding this.

  • Safety Warning

    BREAST FEEDING

    UNSAFE

    Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's should not be taken during breastfeeding as it passes into the breastmilk and may harm the nursing baby. It is contraindicated in breastfeeding mothers.

  • Safety Warning

    DRIVING

    UNSAFE

    Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's may cause dizziness and drowsiness, do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel dizzy.

  • Safety Warning

    LIVER

    CAUTION

    If you have had a history or evidence of any liver-related diseases, please consult the doctor before taking Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's.

  • Safety Warning

    KIDNEY

    CAUTION

    If you have had a history or evidence of any kidney-related diseases, please consult the doctor before taking Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's.

  • Safety Warning

    CHILDREN

    UNSAFE

    Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's should not be used by children, as efficacy and safety have not been established.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

 

  • Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly to maintain proper weight.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
  • Include leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, fatty fish, berries, yoghurt, apples, peaches, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, beans, and herbs.
  • Avoid fast food, fried food, processed meats, refined carbs and added sugars.
  • Get optimal sleep; rest well.

Special Advise

 

  • Regularly monitor your blood tests to monitor your liver function, electrolyte levels, and blood cell count in your blood.
  • Avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight and UV light (such as tanning booths) and wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's may make your skin sensitive to sunlight.
  • Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's should be taken under strict medical supervision. The doctor will regularly monitor your condition while taking Xeloda 500 mg Tablet 10's.
  • Consult a doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection, fever, diarrhoea, chills, etc.

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