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A 57-year-old female asked about a 79-year-old male:

Would xeloda (capecitabine) be as effective for metastatic colon cancer taken one week on one week off ?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: There are different schedules for giving xeloda (capecitabine). The key is to give it in a way that's effective, but also decrease possible side effects. The "typical" schedule for Xeloda (capecitabine) is to take it twice daily for two week followed by a week off. However, the build-up of drug in the body causes more side effects than taking the drug twice daily for one week followed by a week off. And it works as well!
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