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What are side effects of capecitabine?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Capecitabine: It may cause fatigue/weakness, nausea, vomiting, change in taste, supression to blood counts-anemia, low white blood cells, low platelet, rash/dryness/peeling skin of plams and soles, oral sore, infection, etc. Discuss further with your oncologist. Read more here http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a699003.Html.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of xeloda (capecitabine)?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Xeloda (capecitabine): Some are muscle pains, dizziness, nausea, headaches, rash.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What side effects are associated with Xeloda (capecitabine)?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Variable: Xeloda (capecitabine) can cause varied side effects. Majority of patients experience skin toxicity in the form of dry skin which tends to become cracked and painful (it is called Hand foot syndrome because it is most marked on the palms and soles) . Some patients develop painful sores in the mouth(mucositis). Diarrhea is another common side effect. Some patients are genetically prone to very severe reactions.

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