The Xeloda dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on several factors, such as your height and weight, the type and severity of your cancer, other medication you are taking, and existing medical conditions. Xeloda comes in the form of a tablet and is taken by mouth twice a day for two weeks, followed by a one-week break. Xeloda should be taken within 30 minutes after a meal.
Xeloda Dosage: An IntroductionThe dose of Xeloda® (capecitabine) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your height and weight
- The type and severity of your cancer (see Breast Cancer Stages or Colon Cancer Stages)
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your Xeloda dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Your healthcare provider will calculate your Xeloda dose based on your body surface area (which is calculated using your height and weight). Xeloda is taken every day for two weeks, followed by a one-week break. If you experience bothersome or dangerous Xeloda side effects, your healthcare provider may decide to lower your dose or have you stop taking Xeloda for a while.
General Xeloda Dosage InformationSome considerations for people taking Xeloda include the following:
- Xeloda comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth twice a day.
- Xeloda should be taken within 30 minutes after a meal.
- Xeloda should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level of the medication in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Xeloda will not work if you stop taking it.
- If you are unsure about anything related to Xeloda or your Xeloda dosage, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.