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Do you know are avastin (bevacizumab) and Xeloda the same?

Do you know are avastin (bevacizumab) and Xeloda the same?

Different: Xeloda is oral chemotherapy while Avastin (bevacizumab) is a monoclonal antibody targeting vascular growth factor. Bevacizumab (avastin) is a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody that blocks angiogenesis by inhibiting vascular endothelial growth factor. It also helps with chemo by allowing entry into tumor microvascular structures while Xeloda helps to inhibit DNA synthesis ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Capecitabine (Definition)

Capecitabine is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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What are the side effects of xeloda (capecitabine)?

Xeloda (capecitabine): Some are muscle pains, dizziness, nausea, headaches, rash. ...Read more

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

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

Multiple: Depressed blood counts, diarrhea, esophagitis, hepatic failure, irritation of your palms & soles, fatigue, mouth ulcers, numbness, lack of appetite, and swelling are some of the more common side effects. ...Read more

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

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

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

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What side effects are associated with Xeloda (capecitabine)?

What side effects are associated with Xeloda (capecitabine)?

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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What are side effects of capecitabine?

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

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Is avastin (bevacizumab) a good treatment for metastic colon cancer ? Are the side effects harsh ?

Is avastin (bevacizumab) a good treatment for metastic colon cancer ? Are the side effects harsh ?

GOOD MEDICINE: avastin (bevacizumab) indicated for first line and second line treatment for metastatic colorectal carcinoma in combination with 5-Fluorouracil based chemotherapy side effect is long like weakness,hypertension,vomiting you can google the medicine and you can get the long list follow with your oncologist good luck ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Xeloda (Definition)

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