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Your doctor may want you to take a combination of 500mg and 150mg tablets. You need to make sure that you're taking the right dose and that you don't take too much or too little.
The tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. They should be taken within half an hour of finishing a meal as capecitabine works best if it's broken down in the stomach with food. You should take them in the morning just after breakfast, and then again just after your evening meal, so that the doses are spaced at least eight hours apart or, if possible, 10-12 hours apart.
If you have trouble swallowing capecitabine tablets, they can be dissolved in a 200ml glass of warm water. The mixture should be stirred with a spoon until the tablets are completely dissolved, and then drunk immediately. You can add some blackcurrant juice just before swallowing to help disguise the taste. The glass and spoon should be washed and kept separate from your other crockery and cooking utensils.