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Capecitabine

Capecitabine
CAS Number: 154361-50-9

Capecitabine

Therapeutic Category
Anti-Cancer/ Oncology
API Technology
High Potent
Dose From
Oral Solids
Dr Reddy's Development Status
Available
Available Regulatory Filing
USA
Canada
CEP
Europe
China
Australia
New Zealand
Russia
Israel
Innovator Brand (USA)
XELODA

Mechanism of Action

Enzymes convert capecitabine to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in vivo. Both normal and tumor cells metabolize 5-FU to 5-fluoro-2’-deoxyuridine monophosphate (FdUMP) and 5-fluorouridine triphosphate (FUTP). These metabolites cause cell injury by two different mechanisms. First, FdUMP and the folate cofactor, N5-10-methylenetetrahydrofolate, bind to thymidylate synthase (TS) to form a covalently bound ternary complex. This binding inhibits the formation of thymidylate from 2’-deoxyuridylate. Thymidylate is the necessary precursor of thymidine triphosphate, which is essential for the synthesis of DNA, so that a deficiency of this compound can inhibit cell division. Second, nuclear transcriptional enzymes can mistakenly incorporate FUTP in place of uridine triphosphate (UTP) during the synthesis of RNA. This metabolic error can interfere with RNA processing and protein synthesis.

Indication

XELODA (capecitabine) is a nucleoside metabolic inhibitor with antineoplastic activity indicated for:

  • Adjuvant Colon Cancer
  • Patients with Dukes’ C colon cancer
  • Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
  • First-line as monotherapy when treatment with fluoropyrimidine therapy alone is preferred
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • In combination with docetaxel after failure of prior anthracycline-containing therapy
  • As monotherapy in patients resistant to both paclitaxel and anthracycline containing regimen

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Headquartered in Hyderabad, India, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories is one of the leading Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) suppliers globally. Dr. Reddy's API business is a preferred partner to pharma companies across the US, Europe, Brazil, Latin America, Japan, China, Korea and emerging markets.

Dr. Reddy's API business thrives on the deep technical strengths established over the last 30+ years in the development and manufacture of complex APIs such as steroids, peptides, complex long chain molecules and highly potent APIs (HPAPIs / oncology drugs). This expertise is complemented by our prowess in intellectual property and regulatory affairs which helps us consistently meet and exceed regulatory standards. Dr. Reddy's Capecitabine API is the outcome of the extensive expertise in R&D, IP, and Regulatory.

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