General English name: Capecitabine
Application: Cancer treatment (in adults) such as cancer of the colon, colon, stomach and sinus
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Capsitabine Drug Information
Drug Information: In cancer, certain cells in the body grow and multiply too fast. When cancer cells multiply, a tumor forms. Anticancer drugs such as capsaicin slow tumor growth by interfering with the growth of cancer cells. Capsitabine is used to treat colon cancer and stomach cancer, and sometimes for breast cancer.
Contraindications to the use of capsaicin
- Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
- Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
- Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
- Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
Capsitabine drug interaction
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Some medications that may interact with this medicine include: folic acid (including multivitamins containing folic acid), leucovorin, metronidazole, and tinidazole.
Capsitabine can slow the elimination of other drugs from the body and affect how these drugs work. Examples of affected drugs include “blood thinners” (such as warfarin), fosphenytoin.
Capsitabine is very similar to fluorouracil. Do not use fluorouracil medicines with capsaicin.
Tips to consider before taking capsaicin
Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking capsaicin:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you have an infection and feel unwell.
- If you have any liver or kidney problems.
- If you have a heart problem or an irregular heartbeat.
- If you have a nervous system problem.
- If your blood sugar is high (you have type 2 diabetes).
- If your blood electrolyte level (including calcium, potassium, sodium) is high.
- If your doctor tells you that you do not have certain enzymes to remove the medicine from your body.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.
Possible side effects of capsaicin
It is used to treat the side effects of cancer, and some of these drugs delay the side effects of the cancer by several days or weeks. Chemotherapy drugs can reduce the number of white blood cells, thereby increasing the risk of infection. Capsitabine reduces the risk of infection. If you have a sore throat or fever, please tell your doctor as soon as possible.
All medications can cause side effects; But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
- Diarrhea, pain in hands and feet, skin rash, dry and itchy skin, feeling weak and tired, dry mouth and throat, feeling sick, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, fever, infection (due to changes in blood cell count)
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of capsaicin.
How to store capsaicin
- Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
- Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.