Anti Cancer Medicines
Indications: Metastatic breast cancer
What is capebin and how does it work
Capebin is an antimetabolite. Capebin is an orally-administered chemotherapeutic drug used in the treatment of metastatic breast and colorectal cancers. Capecitabine is a prodrug, that is enzymatically converted to 5-fluorouracil in the tumor, where it inhibits DNA synthesis and slows growth of tumor tissue.
How is Capebin given
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food, two times per day.The usual starting dose is 1250 mg/m2 administered orally twice daily (morning and evening; equivalent to 2500 mg/m2 total daily dose) for 2 weeks followed by 1-week rest period. Cycles can be repeated every three weeks.