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Xeloda (Capecitabine) Drug Price and Information

Xeloda is an antimetabolite, prescribed for breast cancer and colorectal cancer. It prevents the growth of cancer cells. 


Nicholas Piramal India Ltd.
Generic : Capecitabine
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    Drug information on Xeloda (Capecitabine) from Nicholas Piramal India Ltd.


    Drug Name : Capecitabine

    Capecitabine(Xeloda) generic Xeloda is an antimetabolite, prescribed for breast cancer and colorectal cancer. It prevents the growth of cancer cells.
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    Medical condition(s) for which Xeloda may be prescribed

    Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

    The recommended dose is 1250 mg/m2 administered orally twice daily (morning and evening; equivalent to 2500 mg/m2 total daily dose) for 2 weeks followed by 1-week rest period given as 3-week cycles.

    Side effects of Xeloda

    Gastrointestinal Disorders : Diarrhea, nausea, mouth ulcer, vomiting, abdominal pain, gastrointestinal hemorrhage constipation, upper abdominal pain and indigestion.

    Skin : Hand-and-Foot Syndrome, hair loss, rash and redness.

    General : Injection site pain, irritation, swelling, fatigue, fever, chest pain, back pain, weakness and lethargy.

    Central Nervous System : Dizziness, depression, sleep disorders, headache and abnormal taste.

    Metabolic : Loss of appetite.

    Eye : Eye inflammation and loss of vision.

    Blood : Decreased white blood cells.

    Respiratory : Nosebleed, cough and sore throat.

    How to use Xeloda?

    It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food, two times per day.

    When Should Xeloda not be taken? (Contraindications)

    Contraindicated in patients with kidney problems or dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) enzyme deficiency and hypersensitivity.


    Warnings and Precautions for Xeloda

    Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, liver or kidney disease, any allergy, bone marrow problems, pain, redness, swelling, tingling, tenderness of the palms and soles, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and lactation.

    Avoid vaccination while taking this medication.

    It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

    It may reduce platelet counts; avoid bruising or injury.

    Monitor blood counts and blood electrolytes while taking this medication.

    Other Precautions for Xeloda

    Avoid excess dosage.

    Storage Conditions for Xeloda

    Store it at room temperature 25oC.

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