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What are the side effects of xeloda (capecitabine)?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Xeloda (capecitabine): Some are muscle pains, dizziness, nausea, headaches, rash.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

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.
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.
A 29-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 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.
A 34-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 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.
A 30-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
The effects of: Capecitabine are dominantly mucositis (mouth sores), also "hand-foot" exfliative painful skin reactions. Its advantage is taht it is an oral, well absrbed drug that provides drug concentrations similar to continuous infusion 5 fluorouracil. The advantage is convenience.

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