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Xeloda® (capecitabine) is a medication used to treat breast cancer and colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum). It comes in tablet form and is taken within 30 minutes after a meal. Xeloda is a unique chemotherapy medication, as it is taken orally rather than intravenously.
 
Xeloda tablets are available in two strengths:
 
  • 150 mg
  • 500 mg.
     
This medication is taken every day for two weeks, followed by a one-week break.
 
(Click Xeloda Dosage to learn more about the dosing guidelines for this drug. This article explains how your healthcare provider will calculate your dosage based on body surface area and describes other factors that will affect your prescribed amount.)
 
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