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Capecitabine is a chemotherapy drug used to treat the following cancers; Colon or rectal cancer, metastatic breast cancer, esophageal, gastric, hepatobiliary, neuroendocrine, pancreatic, ovarian, fallopian tube, peritoneal, or unknown primary cancers (off-label use)
Capecitabine tablets available in 2 sizes; 150mg and 500mg
We believe that high deductibles and copays shouldn’t prevent anyone from receiving the medications they need. That’s why at QuickRx, we offer a Copay Assistance Program. This is designed to help patients reduce their copays and out-of-pocket costs for their medication. Our program partners with various foundations and manufacturer assistance programs to help make a patient’s medication affordable.
Capecitabine belongs to the group of chemotherapy called antimetabolite, which slows or stops the growth of cancer cells that are eventually destroyed by the body.
You should take Capecitabine 30 minutes after eating and swallow the pill whole with water. Never break, crush, or chew the tablet. Your doctor will determine your dosage and schedule. Always follow the orders from your physician or the directions on the medication label.
The brand name for Capecitabine is Xeloda.
Some common side effects of Capecitabine include, but are not limited to; abdominal/stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of fingerprints, numbness, pain, blistering, peeling, redness, or swelling in the palms of the hands or bottoms of the feet, pain, redness, swelling, sores, or ulcers in the mouth or on the lips, and unusual tiredness or weakness.
Here are the ways to apply for the program:
You can also fill out our Contact Form, and someone will call you back within 1-2 business days.
Capecitabine is taken orally in pill form.
It’s important to take your medication as scheduled. If you miss a dose of Capecitabine, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Never take a double dose, or adjust your dosing schedule.