Caxeta Tablet

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Caxeta Information

Caxeta is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Colorectal Cancer. Other than this, Caxeta has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Caxeta. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Some other side effects of Caxeta have been listed ahead. Usually, these side effects of Caxeta go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

Caxeta's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Severe while nursing. Further, the section on Caxeta related warnings talks about Caxeta's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Caxeta is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Kidney Disease, Skin Disorders and Diseases, Heart Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Caxeta contraindications section.

Additionally, Caxeta may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Caxeta is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Caxeta Benefits & Uses

Caxeta is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Caxeta Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Colorectal Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2000 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Colorectal Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2000 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Adult(Female)
  • Disease: Breast Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2000 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Caxeta Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Caxeta safe for pregnant women?


    Caxeta shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Caxeta safe during breastfeeding?


    Caxeta should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Caxeta on the Kidneys?


    There can be some harmful effects on your kidneys after taking Caxeta. If you witness any side effects, discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Caxeta on the Liver?


    You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Caxeta. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Caxeta on the Heart?


    Very few cases of side effects of Caxeta on the heart have been reported.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Caxeta with Other Drugs

Caxeta should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Caxeta Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Caxeta unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Caxeta

  • Is this Caxeta habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Caxeta is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Caxeta as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Caxeta only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Caxeta is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Caxeta Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Caxeta


    Taking Caxeta with food is safe.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Caxeta


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Caxeta and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 272-273

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 864

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Xeloda® (capecitabine)

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Capecitabine Sandoz® (capecitabine)



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