Basic Information On Xeloda
Xeloda pharmacologically known as capecitabine, belongs to the class of medicines called anti-metabolites which are used for the treatment of breast and colorectal cancer. It is also sometimes used in treatment of metastatic stomach cancer and metastatic colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. The Xeloda drug is also prescribed to patients with stage III colon cancer after the surgery. The drug inhibits DNA synthesis in the body thus interfering with the cancerous cell growth. It works towards reducing tumor growth and in this process might also hinder normal cell growth.
Precautions / Side Effects for Xeloda
The Xeloda drug works by interfering with the growth of the cancerous cell and this might hinder normal cell growth also at times and hence the use of the medication should be decided keeping in mind the potential risks. The medication should not be used without medical consultation, if you are allergic to any medication or other type of allergies. Brand or generic Xeloda is also not advisable during pregnancy or breastfeeding, except for under life-threatening situations. Also, abstain from use of alcohol or tobacco during the intake of the capecitabine.
Inform your doctor for any blood thinning medication you are taking for him to regulate the dosage of capecitabine based on your blood clotting ability. Consult your doctor immediately in case of high fever or any other possible infections during intake of brand or generic Xeloda. Discontinue medication immediately in cases of persistent nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Also avoid taking any immunization either during the course of medication or after, without advice from your doctor.
The standard dosage for Xeloda is a total of 2500 mg/ m2 with administration twice daily in the morning and evening each of dose 1250 mg/ m2. This is a 3 week cycle with the medication to be taken for about 2 week period followed by a period of 1 week rest. The tablet is to be swallowed orally with water after meal within 30 minutes. Also medical attention is required for initial dosage details for elderly people or people with kidney or liver impairments.
The oblong biconvex tablets of Xeloda are required to be stored in tight bottles at controlled room temperature between 15 °C to 30 °C.
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