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Xeloda uses are primarily concerned with treating breast cancer and colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum). Specifically, Xeloda is used to prevent the return of colon cancer after surgery has removed the tumor, to treat metastatic colorectal cancer, and to treat metastatic breast cancer in women who have not had success with other certain types of treatment. The medication is not approved for use in treating cancer in children and adolescents, and there are currently no off-label Xeloda uses at this time.
What Is Xeloda Used For?Xeloda® (capecitabine) is a prescription medication used to treat breast cancer and colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum). It is an oral chemotherapy medication, meaning that it is taken by mouth. Specifically, Xeloda is approved to be used:
- Alone to prevent the return of colon cancer (that had spread to at least one lymph node) after surgery has removed the tumor.
- Alone to treat metastatic colorectal cancer (cancer that spread to other parts of the body).
- In combination with docetaxel (Taxotere®) to treat metastatic breast cancer in people whose tumors are resistant to anthracycline chemotherapy medications.
- Alone to treat metastatic breast cancer in people whose tumors are resistant to both paclitaxel (Onxol®, Taxol®) and anthracycline chemotherapy medications (or cannot take any more anthracycline medications).