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Xeloda

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4.4  Effectiveness
8  Side Effects
3.2  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 15 Xeloda side effects and 1 Xeloda benefit.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of Xeloda is capecitabine. It is used in the treatment of breast cancer and colorectal cancer, especially that which has metastasized or spread to other parts of the body.

It is also used in particular to treat metastatic breast carcinoma that has failed to respond with other forms of treatment.

Xeloda is manufactured in tablet form and is administered orally twice daily.

The active ingredient of Xeloda is capecitabine. The inactive ingredients of Xeloda are: Anhydrous lactose.
Croscarmellose sodium.
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
Microcrystalline cellulose.
Magnesium stearate.
Purified water.

Xeloda is manufactured by Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc.
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Christina Applegate

Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36, but was prepared for it because of her family history and a genetic test.

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The Sopranos star Edie Falco underwent chemotherapy during filming. She kept her illness a secret from the cast and crew to maintain strength.

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Effectiveness of Xeloda by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Xeloda, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 14.3% 71.4% 14.3% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 28.6% 57.1% 0% 14.3%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 71.4% 14.3% 14.3%
Breathing 12.5% 12.5% 75% 0% 0%
Confidence 0% 28.6% 42.9% 28.6% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 14.3% 57.1% 28.6% 0%
Digestion 12.5% 37.5% 50% 0% 0%
Emotional Well-being 14.3% 28.6% 42.9% 14.3% 0%
Energy 25% 25% 12.5% 25% 12.5%
Eyesight 0% 14.3% 71.4% 14.3% 0%
Memory 14.3% 14.3% 57.1% 0% 14.3%
Mental Clarity 14.3% 0% 57.1% 28.6% 0%
Pain 0% 14.3% 57.1% 0% 28.6%
Patience 12.5% 12.5% 50% 25% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 85.7% 14.3% 0%
Skin Complexion 12.5% 0% 75% 12.5% 0%
Sleep 0% 37.5% 37.5% 25% 0%
Stress Level 0% 14.3% 42.9% 28.6% 14.3%
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Commonly Reported Xeloda Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Gas 25% 25% 50% 0% 0%
Headache 71.4% 14.3% 14.3% 0% 0%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 33.3% 66.7% 0% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 33.3% 66.7% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 42.9% 42.9% 0% 14.3% 0%
Pain 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 50% 0% 25% 0% 25%
Nausea 60% 40% 0% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 50% 25% 25% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 60% 20% 20% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 25% 0% 75% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 33.3% 33.3% 0% 33.3% 0%
Stomach Ache 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Anxiety 0% 50% 50% 0% 0%
Energy Loss 33.3% 0% 66.7% 0% 0%
Fatigue 25% 25% 0% 25% 25%
Insomnia 25% 50% 0% 25% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Flu-Like Symptoms 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Chills 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 66.7% 0% 16.7% 16.7% 0%
Muscle Cramping 25% 25% 25% 25% 0%
Confusion 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Fever 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Xeloda Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Muscle Fatigue 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Brittle Nails 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Nerve Pain / Damage 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Anemia 75% 0% 0% 25% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 50% 0% 0% 0% 50%
Constipation 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Dry Skin 33.3% 0% 0% 33.3% 33.3%
Pain 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Cough 33.3% 66.7% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 33.3% 0% 33.3% 33.3% 0%
Gas 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Itching 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Back Pain 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 50% 0% 0% 0% 50%
Muscle / Joint Pain 33.3% 33.3% 0% 33.3% 0%
Reduced Libido 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Hearing Loss 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Chills 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Abdominal Pain 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Chest Pain 66.7% 0% 0% 0% 33.3%
Nosebleeds 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Xeloda
Since taking Xeloda Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 4.8%
Hospitalization 4.8%
Seizure 4.8%
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User Comments about Xeloda
24 Mar 2015 My mother 69 years old diagnosed for rectum cancer. After 6 cycles of Chemo , doctor advised 4 different cycle of Xeloda starting from 3 tables in morning and 2 in night. My mother continues this for 4 cycles..during this time, she suffered a lot with side effects - Skin turned to dark - vomiting - muscle reduction - bone weakness - loss of weight She couldn't able to eat for 4 months and due to that her general health condition become worse and she passed away within 8 months of cancer treatment. Please stop Xeloda incase if your disease not controlled in first or second cycle.
   —Posted by Karthi
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21 Jul 2014 Diagnosed stage 4 colorectal cancer w/mets to liver during routine colonoscopy on April fools day 2013, never had symptoms, no family history. went thru 12 rounds (6mos) folfix w/avastin went for scans to set up surgery NO CANCER FOUND followed up w/another colonoscopy confirmed no cancer started xeloda 500 ml 1tab-2xday w/avastin infusion every 3 weeks for maintence last scan in April 2014 No cancer found praise god & lots of prayers am raising 3 grand babies all during treatments never felt bad still mowed yards, cooked, cleaned as usual since xeloda same routine BUT have started having severe pain in joints/bone especially feet. I do monthly massages and keep feet and hands moisturizer so they don't get hand/ foot syndrome still do usual routine as much as possible some days are hard with the pain, but I will be darned if ANYTHING is going to take me down without a fight. I am only 57
   —Posted by Anonymous
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01 May 2013 Whipple procedure 8 weeks ago. Xeloda as extra caution,no evidence found with pathology. Trying to maintain 3000-3200 cal/ day with 100 G fat. BMI is 32 .2. Current weight 242. At six feet with 40-inch waist.
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10 Nov 2012 My sister had taken the first course. She died suddenly yesterday. He heart just stopped. This drug made her so fatigued she had to rest a couple times a day, no energy and she was someone who, up until this drug, rarely tired. Yesterday she was feeding her cows which was mild exertion and was having a hard time breathing then she collapsed. Wikipedia states myocardial infraction as a potential side effect and I wonder why it's not mentioned here.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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30 Mar 2011 If my cancer is under control, I question whether I should continue to take it indefinately since I am 85 years old and because it seems to be affecting my memory more and more each year.
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28 Jul 2011 My dad is 85 & was diagnosed with colon & liver cancer late Feb of this year. We were told he probably wouldn't make it to the end of the year. He had surgery to remove a part of his colon due to the large mass he had. He had an MRI recently to see how the cancer has progressed & it only slightly worsened. He seems to be OK now. However, we are going to the Dr today to see if he should start taking Xeloda. We were told it could lengthen his life expectancy. Any thoughts???
   —Posted by Fran



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