Capecitabine medicine belongs to a group of drugs known as is a Nucleoside Metabolic Inhibitor. It is used as an antineoplastic agent to treat metastatic and breast as well as colon cancer. This active ingredient is a carbamate ester that is cytidine and has the role of an antineoplastic agent, a prodrug and an antimetabolite.
Class of Drugs – Nucleoside Metabolic Inhibitor
Molecular Formula – C15H22FN3O6
Molecular Weight - 359.35 g/mol
Working: This given active component Capecitabine is used in medicines to treat various types of cancer. It is also an effective solution in the treatment of colorectal cancer, a type of cancer that is treated frequently with 5-FUn that inhibits the production by the cancerous cells of both DNA and protein. It was approved by the FDA in 1998 for the treatment of breast cancer and in 2005 for the treatment of colorectal cancer.
Uses: Mentioned nucleoside metabolic inhibitor medicine is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and lowers their speed in the body of multiplication. It is used to treat colon cancer, and breast or colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Capecitabine often used in combination with other cancer medications or with radiation treatments.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Given cancer treating medicine is used in the popular brand medicine as follows:
- Xeloda: 150 mg and 300 mg
Do not have immunizations/vaccinations without the consent of the doctor while treating with this medicine.