What is the guide for determining the dosage of Xeloda (capecitabine) pills that are given during chemo for colorectal cancer?
There is a standard. The dose is based upon the height and weight of the patient.
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...