What is Xeloda?
Xeloda is a name brand version of the generic medication capecitabine; this medication interferes with cancer cell growth and slows the spread of these cells through the body. It is used to treat colon or rectum cancer and breast cancer that has spread to other areas in the body.
Certain medical conditions may prevent you from taking this medication; other conditions may require special tests or dosage adjustments to ensure that you can safely take this drug. Numerous drugs can cause a dangerous interaction to occur if taken with Xeloda, inform your doctor of all medications that you are taking prior to taking this drug.
Xeloda is a cancer medication used to treat colon or rectum cancer and breast cancer that has spread to other areas in the body. It works to slow the spread of cancer cells through the body by interfering with their growth.
Xeloda should be taken exactly as prescribed and not in larger or smaller doses. This medication is usually given in 3 week cycles consisting of 2 weeks taking the medication and one week of not taking it; this cycle may be repeated up to 8 times but can vary by patient, follow your doctor’s instructions implicitly. During the 2 weeks that you are taking Xeloda it should be taken in the morning and evening each day; it is important to take it with a meal or within 30 minutes of having eaten a meal and with a full glass of water. Additionally, you should avoid using antacids with this medication unless your doctor has advised you to use a certain brand.