Brand name authorized in: Austria Brazil Canada Cyprus Germany Spain Finland France Hong Kong Ireland Italy Lithuania Netherlands Poland Singapore Tunisia United States
The drug XELODA contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):
Capecitabine is a non-cytotoxic fluoropyrimidine carbamate, which functions as an orally administered precursor of the cytotoxic moiety 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). There is evidence that the metabolism of 5-FU in the anabolic pathway blocks the methylation reaction of deoxyuridylic acid to thymidylic acid, thereby interfering with the synthesis of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The incorporation of 5-FU also leads to inhibition of RNA and protein synthesis.
This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:
Below package inserts are available for further reading:
This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed: