Capegard 500mg Tablet : Uses, Price, Side Effects, Composition

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Capegard 500 mg Tablet is an anticancer medicine which is used in the treatment of colorectal and breast cancer.

It should be used only under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. It may cause severe liver and kidney injury if taken in high quantities.

Close monitoring of blood cell count is necessary while receiving this medicine.

What is Capegard used for?

Capegard 500 mg Tablet uses are used as oral chemotherapy to treat various cancers.  Capegard 500 is used as single agent for adjuvant treatment following surgery to remove the primary tumour for Dukes’ stage C colon cancer, which is an advanced form of bowel cancer that has metastasised to local lymph nodes; also a first line monotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer (cancer of the bowel and rectum).  Capegard 500 is also used for first-line treatment of advanced gastric cancer in combination with a platinum-based regimen of chemotherapy.  Capegard 500 mg Tablet in USA is also used for metastatic breast cancer in combination with docetaxel (another chemotherapy medication) after treatment with anthracycline-containing chemotherapy has failed; also as monotherapy for metastatic breast cancer in patients who are resistant to other forms of chemotherapy or where they are not appropriate.  Capegard tablets 500mg can be used as monotherapy or in combination with other cytotoxic cancer medications.

How Capegard Tablet works

Capegard 500 mg Tablet work interferes with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells by substituting their building blocks. It prevents the cancer cells from growing and multiplying.


All medicines may cause Capegard 500 mg Tablet side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these side effects persist or become bothersome :

• Diarrhea
• Hair loss
• Blurred vision
• Dry mouth
• Muscle or joint pain
• Bone pain
• Abdominal pain
• Low white blood cell count
• Headache
• Loss of appetite
• Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.


  • Missed Dose

    It is advised that you do not miss any dose of this medicine. If you miss any dose, you should contact your doctor immediately.
  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.


Warnings for special population

  • Pregnancy

    – This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.

  • Breast-feeding

    Capegard 500 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women except in life-threatening conditions. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the medicine based on your clinical condition.

General warnings

  • Diarrhea and Dehydration

    Capegard 500 mg Tablet may cause severe diarrhea which causes electrolytes loss and increases the risk of dehydration and kidney injury. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. If symptoms of diarrhea get worse, the treatment should be discontinued and a suitable anti-diarrheal treatment should be initiated.

  • Skin reactions

    – This medicine may cause severe skin reactions like Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). Inform the doctor immediately if any symptoms of skin rashes and itching appear. In patients with severe skin reactions, treatment with this medicine should be discontinued and an alternative medicine should be given.

  • Effect on blood

    Capegard 500 mg Tablet dosage may reduce the number of white blood cells (neutrophils) and platelets. This may make the patients more prone to catch an infection. Close monitoring of blood cell count is necessary while receiving this medicine. The baseline of the blood cell count should be obtained before initiation of the treatment. Do not start the treatment if the counts are less than the normal value.

  • Infections

    – The chances of infections are more in patients receiving this medicine. Hold the treatment with this medicine and start with broad-spectrum antibiotics if there are any signs and symptoms of infection like a fever or a sore throat. Close monitoring of the body temperature and the blood cell count is necessary while receiving Capegard 500 mg Tablet price in USA.


Store Capecitabine at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). Protect from light and humidity. Keep it away from children & pets.

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Capegard 500mg Tablet : Uses, Price, Side Effects, Composition