Active ingredients: capecitabine
What it is used for
Colon Cancer,Capecitabine is indicated for the adjuvant treatment of patients with Dukes' 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
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
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Peach, oval, biconvex, film-coated tablet. Engraved APO on one side, C500 on the other side.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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For the active ingredient capecitabine
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Reporting side effects
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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems