Xeloda is a chemotherapy drug that is used to treat some cancers including breast cancer and colorectal cancer. Xeloda interferes with the growth of cancer cell and slow their growth and spread in the body. You usually have chemotherapy as a course of several cycles of treatment. The treatment plan for this medication depends on which cancer you are being treated for.
Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, if you are taking any other prescription medicine (particularly blood thinners), nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement (vitamin E, aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen), if you have heart problems, if you have kidney or liver problems, and if you have any other medical conditions.
What should I avoid while taking Xeloda?
While taking Xeloda there is no restriction on food, beverages or any type of activities unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor.
Xeloda side effects
Most severe: Severe or bloody diarrhea; irregular heartbeat; severe nausea or vomiting; mouth sores that prevent you from eating or drinking; fever higher than 105 degrees F; unusual tiredness; chest pain.
Most common: Diarrhea; nausea; vomiting; sores in mouth and throat; stomach pain; constipation; appetite loss; dehydration; tingling, numbing, pain, blistering; swelling or redness in the palms of the hands or soles of the feet.
Other: Nosebleed; sore throat; runny nose; flushing; swelling of the lymph nodes; hair loss; nail disorder; rash; itchy or dry skin; tiredness; weakness; dizziness; headache; fever; dry mouth; changes in taste; eye irritation; changes in vision; breathing difficulty; cough; sore throat; back pain; joint pain; limb pain; abnormal skin sensations; mood changes; depression; swelling.
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