Xeloda

Active Ingredient(s): Capecitabine
FDA Approved: * April 30, 1998
Pharm Company: * HLR
Category: Cancer

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Xeloda Overview

Capecitabine, sold under the brand name Xeloda among others, is a chemotherapy medication used to treat breast cancer, gastric cancer and colorectal cancer.[1] For breast cancer it is often used together with docetaxel.[2] It is taken by mouth.[2] Common side effects include abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, and rashes.[2] Other severe side effects include blood clotting problems, allergic reactions, heart problems su...

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Xeloda for breast cancer

As a breast cancer patient, I would like information on Xeloda before administration. ## Xeloda (Capecitabine) is used in combination with other medications to treat breast cancer that has come back after treatment with other medications. It is also used alone to treat breast cancer that has not improved after treatment with other medications. Capecitabine is also used to treat colon or rectal cancer (cancer that begins in the large intestine) that has gotten worse or spread to other parts of the body. It is also used to prevent colon cancer from spreading in people who have had surgery to remove the tumor. Capecitabine is in a class of medications called antimetabolites. It works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells. Capecitabine comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is u...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Capecitabine
  • Tablet: 150mg, 500mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Xeloda: (5 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0004-1100 Xeloda 150 mg Oral Tablet by Genentech, Inc.
  • 0004-1101 Xeloda 500 mg Oral Tablet by Genentech, Inc.
  • 53808-0411 Xeloda 500 mg Oral Tablet by State of Florida Doh Central Pharmacy
  • 54868-4143 Xeloda 150 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5260 Xeloda 500 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Capecitabine or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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Xeloda for breast cancer
As a breast cancer patient, I would like information on Xeloda before administration. ## Xeloda (Capecitabine) is used i... 2 replies