Xeloda Breast Cancer Medicine

Available by prescription only, Xeloda® (capecitabine) is a drug used to treat certain types of cancer, including colorectal cancer and breast cancer.
When used as a breast cancer medicine, Xeloda is specifically used for the treatment of:
  • Breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic breast cancer)
  • Metastatic breast cancer in people who have not improved after treatment with other medicines.
The medication comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth twice a day for two weeks, followed by a one-week break. Your dosage should be taken within 30 minutes after a meal.
Although most people tolerate this drug well, it is not suitable for everyone. Some of the possible side effects of Xeloda include nausea, diarrhea, and fatigue. In most cases, reactions to this medication are mild and easy to treat.
(For more details on this breast cancer medicine, click Xeloda. This article discusses potential side effects, general dosing guidelines, general safety precautions, and more.)
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