Xeloda

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Xeloda Information

Xeloda, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Colorectal Cancer. Secondary and off-label uses of Xeloda have also been mentioned below.

The right dosage of Xeloda depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Some other side effects of Xeloda have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Xeloda are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Xeloda's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Xeloda has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Xeloda related warnings section.

Xeloda can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Xeloda in conditions like Kidney Disease, Skin Disorders and Diseases, Heart Disease. Other contraindications of Xeloda have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug reaction of Xeloda with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Xeloda, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Xeloda Benefits & Uses

Xeloda is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Xeloda 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

Xeloda Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Xeloda safe for pregnant women?


    Xeloda can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Xeloda safe during breastfeeding?


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

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


    Xeloda can have moderate side effects on the kidney. If you notice any harmful effects, stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

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


    There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Xeloda. 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 Xeloda on the Heart?


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

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Xeloda with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Xeloda Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Xeloda

  • Is this Xeloda habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Xeloda.

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


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Xeloda. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Xeloda is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

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


    Xeloda is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Xeloda Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Xeloda


    Taking Xeloda with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Xeloda


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Xeloda.

    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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