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(also known as Capecitabine)

Capecitabine belongs to the group of medicines called antimetabolites. It is used to treat breast cancer and colorectal cancer.

Capecitabine interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed. Since the growth of normal cells may also be affected by the medicine, other effects will also... continue

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Colon Cancer
Breast Cancer
Overall, 80% (59 Members) find Xeloda helpful

Xeloda Reviews

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How I loved Xeloda! It took me back until I was ALMOST in remission. However, after a year, it quit working for me. Was I bummed.
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have to have 6 weeks of xeloda...not too bad up to now.
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Its ensure the cancer doesn't return. All was removed during surgery. Having Hand & Foot Syndrome -- after 5 rounds, it's very painful.
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My brother hasn't started the Xeloda yet, he is supposed to on March 16th. I am very skeptical about it and time is getting close. I am not sold on his doctor and I am actually pretty frantic.
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had 8 rounds and it was horrendous, extreme fatigue, slept most of time, no energy couldnt walk hardly by end and felt like had severe flu, was on high dose though 5000mg a day , 2500 in morning and 2500 in evening.
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Side effects include hand and foot syndrome. Too early to know if it works.
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Terrible Diarrhea (not sure what part of it was associated with the radiation, dehydration, weight loss, fatigue. Only had nausea/vomiting a couple of times in the beggining. Took along with radiation causing "Drastic reduction in size of tumor"
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Upset my stomach
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This is the last oral chemo that my mother was on. It gave her hand/foot syndrome that was like 3rd degree burns. She has now stopped this treatment as her cancer came back in her femur. She is awaiting to find what they are to start her on next.
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diareaa,cramping in abdomen,exhaustion. some hair loss... metalic flavor in the mouth...fortunately i avoided the hand/foot skin loss symptom.
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  1. Discussion: xeloda
    Hi there, I'm rather new to this, however I have stage 3 colon cancer and I have been on Xeloda for 3 series...14 days on and 7 days off..this was my ... [More]
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    Giday AF, xeloda was my chemo treatment and I was fortunate in that I did not have any side effects except for a slight tingling on the tip of my tong... [More]
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    I used Xeloda as my primary chemo for stage III colon cancer. (just found out today that I am 3 years cancer free, so it worked well for me) The ma... [More]
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    I just had a CT Scan after my 6th treatment, and the spots on my liver and lung are staying the same but the doctor wanted to see them shrinking, so h... [More]
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    Is anyone here taking Xeloda? [More]