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Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially: folic acid (including multivitamins with folic acid), leucovorin, metronidazole, tinidazole.
This drug can change the removal of other drugs from your body by affecting certain liver enzymes. These affected drugs include: "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin), fosphenytoin, phenytoin.
If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting capecitabine.
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., bilirubin levels, complete blood counts, kidney and liver function tests) should be performed regularly to monitor your progress and check for side effects.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, do not take the missed dose and do not double the next dose. Continue your regular dosing schedule and check with your doctor.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) in a tightly closed container away from light and moisture. Brief storage between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For information about enrolling in MedicAlert, call 1-888-633-4298 (US) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Information last revised March 2013. Copyright(c) 2013 First Databank, Inc.
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