- What is capecitabine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for capecitabine?
- Is capecitabine available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for capecitabine?
- What are the side effects of capecitabine?
- What is the dosage for capecitabine?
- Is capecitabine safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about capecitabine?
What is the dosage for capecitabine?
The recommended dose is 1250 mg/m2 twice daily, with the two doses approximately 12 hours apart. Tablets should be taken 30 minutes after eating. Capecitabine usually is prescribed in repeated cycles of 3-weeks, with the drug taken for two consecutive weeks followed by a week without drug. Some patients may need lower or delayed dosing if there are side effects.
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