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Medicine For Capecitabine Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Helps: Xeloda, (capecitabine) is an orally-administered chemotherapeutic agent used in the treatment of numerous cancers including colorectal Ca. Capecitabine is a prodrug, that is enzymatically converted to 5-fluorouracil in the body and is employed as a form of adjuvant therapy that may help to enhance survival. In the face of metastasis, with combination drugs it may prolong survival by months. ...Read more
How fast does Xeloda (capecitabine) work on shrinking tumours and how would this drug cause you to vomit blood ?
Mcrc patient aged 65. Drs not willing to
Give any 5-FU drugs due to chest tightness . Tried Xeloda (capecitabine) n irinotecan . What can we do now ?
Define met site.: Regardless of site and extent of mets, primary resection essential. This eliminates any other site of spread. PET/CT will determine met areas after primary removed. If as is usual, mets are to liver, microwave ablation, or chemo embolization or radioactive microspheres given to liver to control disease. Any pulmonary nodes removed thru thorascope. Most protocols contain 5FU (fluorouracil). ...Read more
Can any targeted therapies or other drugs help with metastic colon cancer when Xeloda (capecitabine) n irinotecan has failed ?
Yes: Target agents that have activity either as single agent or as combination for recurrent or refractory metastatic colon cancer as a second line include: Avastin (bevacizumab) or Cetuximab/Panitumumab (if k-ras, n-ras, b-raf are wide type) or Regorafenib (inhibitor of angiogenic receptor) or aflibercept. FOLFOX may be effective too after irinotecan has failed. Clinical trials are aslo available. ...Read more
70 years male with stomach cancer metastasized to liver and bone, is this a good chemo drug combination (capecitabine+oxaliplatin+zoledronic acid)?
Chemo : If you can tolerate capecitabine, the regiment will be good for the type of cancer. Also, consider to check her2-neu receptor status of the cancer - as if her2-neu receptor is positive, Herceptin (trastuzumab) which is an inhibitor to the her2-neu receptor should be considered as one of treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
These are 2 options: Xeloda (capecitabine) - is an oral chemotherapy drug that can be used for certain metastatic cancers alone or in combination with other chemotherapy drugs as palliative treatment. Zometa - is used in a situation where cancer has spread to the bones. Its not chemotherapy but a bisphosphanate, a medication used to prevent further weakening of bones by cancer and prevent fractures. In some situations both are given. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Generally, how many times a week/month does an INR need to be taken when prescribed Xeloda (capecitabine) and warfarin?
Varies with time: At first, INR is usually checked every 3-4 days until a dose is found that keeps you in the appropriate INR range for 2 or more checks, then checks are spaced out to weekly. With a couple more normal checks, they can be moved to every 10-14 days, then ultimately if your dose is very stable over time and you do well at maintaining a consistent warfarin-diet, monthly checks are fine long-term. ...Read more
In certain cancer: Xeloda (capecitabine) is an oral chemo, which is a prodrug of 5-fluorouracil- a type of chemotherapy that has been used for many different cancers. Xeloda (capecitabine) is an effective chemotherapy for some cancers- such as gastrointestinal cancers ( colon, rectal, stomach, esophageal etc), breast cancer- but not for all type of cancer. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Probably not: Occasionally, the cutaneous reaction may be severe. I suppose, in that situation, fingerprints may be lost temporarily. ...Read more