U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of xeloda (capecitabine)?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Xeloda (capecitabine): Some are muscle pains, dizziness, nausea, headaches, rash.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Similar questions

A 30-year-old member asked:

What are side effects of capecitabine?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What side effects are associated with Xeloda (capecitabine)?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 29-year-old member asked:

If you are taking xeloda, (capecitabine) how do you control side effects?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Discuss with MD: My suggestion is for you to discuss in detail with your oncologist regarding possible side effetcs. You doctor would be also able to explain to you how to manage side effect etc. A little info that you need to knwo- when on xeloda- dont take Folic Acid ; apply hand lotion to hands/feet-as often as you can. See this link- http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a699003.Html.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of Xeloda (capecitabine) and neotherapy for cancer?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Xeloda (capecitabine): http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a699003.html if any concern, please see your oncologist and discuss further with your md.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 41-year-old member asked:
What do you suggest if my grandma takes 3000 mg of chemotherapy pill named xeloda (capecitabine).?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 46-year-old member asked:
Has anyone taken Xeloda (capecitabine) or zometa for mets?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 35-year-old member asked:
How effective is Xeloda (capecitabine) on cancer tumors?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 42-year-old member asked:
How effective is xeloda (capecitabine)?
1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
A 38-year-old member asked:
How long Xeloda (capecitabine) stays in the body?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Last updated Sep 1, 2012
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.