What is the guide for determining the dosage of Xeloda (capecitabine) pills that are given during chemo for colorectal cancer?

Body surface area. Xeloda (capecitabine) dosing is based on your height and weight, which are used in a formula called 'body surface area', in m2 or 'meters squared'. The patients body surface area is multiplied by the dose in mg/ m2 that has been established in studies.

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I wanted to know is capecite (capecitabine tablets 500 mg) a good drug to cure colorectal cancer?

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...