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What is the guide for determining the dosage of xeloda (capecitabine) pills that are given during chemo for colorectal cancer?

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Dr. Anthony Back
Medical Oncology 38 years experience
Body surface area: Xeloda (capecitabine) dosing is based on your height and weight, which are used in a formula called 'body surface area', in m2 or 'meters squared'. The patients body surface area is multiplied by the dose in mg/ m2 that has been established in studies.
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Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
There is a standard: The dose is based upon the height and weight of the patient.
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Last updated Apr 5, 2020

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