When and How to Take Xeloda

Some general considerations for when and how to take the medication include the following:
  • Xeloda comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth twice a day for two weeks, followed by a one-week break.
  • It should be taken within 30 minutes after a meal.
  • It 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. It will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information

The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Xeloda Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Xeloda. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Xeloda include, but are not limited to:
(Click Xeloda Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider. You can also read about possible side effects by going to:
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