Caprelsa Oral Tablet 100Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Caprelsa: Oral tablet (100mg)

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Caprelsa 100mg Tablet
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Pill Identification: Z 100 
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Caprelsa 100mg Tablet
Genzyme Corp, a subsidiary of Sanofi
Pill Identification: Z 100 

What is this Medicine?

VANDETANIB (van DET a nib) is a medicine for certain types of thyroid cancer.

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Caprelsa 100mg Tablet

NDC: 584687820
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Thyroid Cancer

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Caprelsa 100mg Tablet
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Genzyme Corp, a subsidiary of Sanofi
Pill Identification: Z 100 
Shape: round
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Caprelsa 100mg Tablet

Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Magnesium Levels Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Hole In Intestines Incidence:
0.4%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Pancreas Incidence:
0.4%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Heart Failure Incidence:
0.9%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Drug-Induced Acne Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Brain Attack Incidence:
1.3%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
1.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Photosensitivity Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Calcium Levels Incidence:
2.0-6.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Long Qt Syndrome Incidence:
7.0-8.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Hair Loss Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Metallic Taste Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Onycholysis Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Blurred Vision Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Protein In The Urine Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
11.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Colon Incidence:
11.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Bleeding Incidence:
13.0-14.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Dry Skin Incidence:
15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
23.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Sugar Incidence:
24.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
24.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Caprelsa 100mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Caprelsa 100mg Tablet(Vandetanib)
Alcohol and Vandetanib(Vandetanib)
Use caution before driving or using machinery while taking Vandetanib. Keep in mind this drug may make you feel tired, weak, or cause blurred vision. Alcohol use may intensify these effects. Ask your healthcare provider about Alcohol use during your treatments. Your health care provider will closely monitor your therapy.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
First Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Second Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Third Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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