Xelocel

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Xelocel Information

Xelocel is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Colorectal Cancer are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Xelocel have also been explained below.

The correct dosage of Xelocel depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Xelocel side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Xelocel are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

In addition, Xelocel's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Xelocel related warnings talks about Xelocel's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Xelocel is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Kidney Disease, Skin Disorders and Diseases, Heart Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Other contraindications of Xelocel have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Additionally, Xelocel may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

You should also be aware that Xelocel is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Xelocel Benefits & Uses

Xelocel is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Xelocel Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Colorectal Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2000 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Colorectal Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2000 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Adult(Female)
  • Disease: Breast Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2000 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Xelocel Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Xelocel safe for pregnant women?


    Xelocel has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Xelocel without medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Xelocel safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Xelocel. It should only be taken after medical advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Xelocel on the Kidneys?


    Xelocel may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Xelocel on the Liver?


    There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Xelocel. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Xelocel on the Heart?


    Xelocel may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Xelocel with Other Drugs

Xelocel should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Xelocel Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Xelocel unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Xelocel

  • Is this Xelocel habit forming or addictive?


    Xelocel does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Xelocel you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Xelocel only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Xelocel cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Xelocel Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Xelocel


    Taking Xelocel with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Xelocel


    Information about the interaction of Xelocel and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 272-273

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 864

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Xeloda® (capecitabine)

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Capecitabine Sandoz® (capecitabine)



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