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

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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