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What can anyone tell me about xeloda (capecitabine) for cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Xeloda (capecitabine): What specific information do you want to know? Xeloda (capecitabine) is a pro drug of 5-fu ( fluoro-uracil)- which is one of the oldest chemotherapy that has been widely used for the last 50 year or so. Xeloda (capecitabine) is an oral chemotherapy- used to treat different kind of cancer including- colon, rectal, esophageal, stomach, breast cancer. Open this link: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a699003.Html.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What can anyone tell me about Xeloda (capecitabine) effects?

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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Possible Side Effect: Xeloda (capecitabine) is an oral chemotherapy drug, the most common side effects are diarrhea, nausea, hand-foot syndrome (redness, swelling, cracking of palms/soles) and like any chemotherapy may bring down your white blood cells. To prevent this you may take an anti diarrheal, anti emetic, b6, use a skin moisturizer and check your blood frequently. Not everyone experiences one of these symptoms.

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