CAPEMART (Capecitabin)

Capecitabin "is" a type of chemotherapy ". Capecitabine is a prescription drug used to treat breast, colon, or rectal cancer. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. It is used as a treatment for different types of cancer, including bowel cancer. You might have capecitabine on its own or with other chemotherapy drugs. You might also have it with radiotherapy."

Capecitabin " is also used together with docetaxel to treat metastatic breast cancer (breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body) in patients who have received other medicines (eg, paclitaxel) but did not worked well, or in patients who cannot receive cancer medicines anymore."

Capecitabin " belongs to the group of medicines called antineoplastic (cancer medicines). It interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed by the body. Since the growth of normal cells may also be affected by the medicine, other side effects may also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported to your doctor. "


"The dosage is based on your medical condition, body size, and response to treatment."

Side Effects

"Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention."

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

    More Common
  • "Abdominal or stomach pain"
  • "Diarrhea"
  • "Loss of fingerprints"
  • "Nausea"
  • "Numbness, pain, tingling, or other unusual sensations in the palms of the hands or bottoms of the feet"
  • "Pain, blistering, peeling, redness, or swelling of the palms of the hands or bottoms of the feet"
  • "Pain, redness, swelling, sores, or ulcers in your mouth or on your l"
  • "Unusual tiredness or weakness"
  • "Vomiting"
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