- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Xeloda* used for?
Generic for Xeloda* (Capecitabine) is a cancer medication used to treat certain types of cancer (e.g., breast cancer and colorectal cancer). Capecitabine works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Xeloda*?
The dosage of Generic for Xeloda* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Xeloda* should be taken with food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Xeloda*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Xeloda* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Xeloda*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Xeloda*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Xeloda*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Xeloda*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Xeloda*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Xeloda* can interact with heart or blood pressure medications.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Xeloda*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Xeloda* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Xeloda* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Xeloda* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Xeloda* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Xeloda* can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, constipation, headache, dizziness, and weakness. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Xeloda*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Xeloda*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Xeloda* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Xeloda*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Xeloda*?
How will Generic for Xeloda* work in my body?
How should Generic for Xeloda* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Xeloda* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Xeloda* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.