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Brand Names: Xeloda
Generic Name: capecitabine
What is Xeloda?
Xeloda (capecitabine) is an Anti Cancer Medicine used to stop the growth of cancer cells as well as slow down their spread in the body. It is widely used in the treatment of cancer of colon, breast or colorectal. In addition, it is also used with other cancer medications or radiation treatments.
When Not To Take Xeloda 500Mg Tablets?
You should never take this medicine if you are suffering from any serious kidney disease. Moreover, also avoid this medication in case of a metabolic disorder known as DPD (dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase) deficiency.
If you are having any blood thinner such as Warfarin, Jantoven, Coumadin, etc., you should need to perform "INR" or prothrombin time tests frequently. If you are using Xeloda with a blood thinner, it may enhance the risk of severe bleeding. Adults of more than 60 are more prone to this condition.
Before Taking This Medicine:
You should never take this anti cancer medicine in the given below conditions:
To ensure that Xeloda provides safe treatment to you, always inform your doctor in any of the following conditions:
Xeloda 500Mg Tablets Side Effects:
Common Xeloda Side Effects
What To Do If You Miss A Dose Of Xeloda?
If you miss any dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. You can skip the missed dose if the time of your next scheduled dose has reached. Never try to take any extra dose to balance the missed dose.
What Happens If You Overdose (Xeloda)?
Overdose of this medicine make cause diarrhea, fever, nausea, vomiting, blood in stools and coughing up blood. Hence, always seek medical help or attention instantly.
What Should You Avoid While Taking Xeloda 500Mg Tablets?
You should restrict some food or beverages. In addition, you should also stop doing some activities. Follow the instructions given by the doctor about any restrictions.
Other Drugs That Affect Xeloda:
To avoid the chances of any side effect of any other medicine, always inform your doctor about all the medications you use. Stop using the following medicines during your treatment with Xeloda:
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