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Brand name: Capecitabine (GH) TM

Active ingredients: capecitabine

What it is used for

Colon Cancer ,Capecitabine is indicated for the adjuvant treatment of patients with DukesÒ stage C and high-risk stage B, colon cancer, either as monotherapy or in combination with oxaliplatin.,Colorectal Cancer,Capecitabine is indicated for the treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer.,Oesophagogastric Cancer,Capecitabine is indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with advanced oesophagogastric cancer in combination with a platinum-based regimen.,Breast Cancer,Capecitabine is indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after failure of taxanes and an anthracycline-containing chemotherapy regimen unless therapy with these and other standard agents are clinically contraindicated ,Capecitabine in combination with docetaxel is indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after failure of prior anthracycline containing chemotherapy.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Store in Original Container
  • Lifetime is 24 Months.
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Store in Original Container
  • Lifetime is 24 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Light peach film-coated tablet of biconvex, oblong shape with the marking 150 on one side and RDY on other side.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient capecitabine

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

Disclaimer

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  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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