Xeloda is the brand name for the generic drug called capecitabine, which is used to treat colon, rectal or breast cancer.
Doctors prescribe Xeloda alone or in combination with other drugs to treat advanced breast cancer. Xeloda may also be prescribed to treat stage III colon cancer after surgery to prevent a recurrence of cancer. Doctors also prescribe Xeloda to patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.
Xeloda works by inhibiting the production of DNA and RNA in cancer cells, thereby stopping the growth and multiplication of these cells.
Xeloda is taken in 21-day cycles, which means you take the medication for 14 days and then stop taking it for seven days. The rest period is very important. Your doctor will decide how many cycles you require. Xeloda is taken orally twice daily. Your individual dosage will depend on your size. Within 30 minutes after finishing your morning and evening meal, take Xeloda tablets whole with water. You may need to take a combination of 150mg and 500mg so be sure to know the appearance of each strength in order to avoid taking too much or too little medication.
These may not be all the side effects of Xeloda 500mg.
Do not take Xeloda if you have severe kidney disease or a hypersensitivity to any of the tablet’s ingredients. If you have had therapy for chickenpox or shingles in the last four weeks, you should not take this medication.
If you have any allergies to medications, food or dyes, let your doctor know. Discuss your medical history, especially if you have illnesses affecting your kidneys, liver or heart.
Store Xeloda at room temperature, away from the reach of children.
Colorectal cancer means the development of cancer in the colon or rectum, which are part of the digestive tract. Polyps (growths of tissue) that grow on the intestinal or rectal wall protrude into the intestine or rectum and may be noncancerous (benign), precancerous (adenomatous), or cancerous (malignant carcinoma). Certain factors increase your risk of developing colorectal cancer like a family history of the disease and a high-fat, low-fibre diet. Typical symptoms include bleeding during a bowel movement, fatigue, and weakness. The incidence of colorectal cancer begins to increase at age 40 and peaks between the ages of 60 and 75. Every year, about 135,000 people in the United States develop colorectal cancer. Early diagnosis depends on routine screening, which should typically begin at age 50. The stool can be tested for blood that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Usually, the stool is tested every year. The good news is that with early detection, this type of cancer may be curable.
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