Xeloda Drug Information
Xeloda® (capecitabine) is a prescription drug used in the treatment of two types of cancer: breast cancer and colorectal cancer. It is different from other cancer medications in that it is taken by mouth rather than given intravenously (through an IV).
This medicine works primarily by interfering with how cells function and multiply. This means that Xeloda can affect both healthy and cancerous cells; however, cancerous cells are affected to a greater degree compared to healthy cells.
Prior to taking this medication, inform your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you have and any other drugs you are taking (including nonprescription products and supplements). Xeloda is not right for everyone, and discussing these things with your healthcare provider will help ensure a safe, effective treatment process.
(Click Xeloda for more information on this medication, including possible side effects, specific safety precautions, and when and how to take it.)