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    Xeloda (Capecitabine)

    TypeDrug NameDosage 
    Xeloda150 mg
    Xeloda500 mg

    Generic Equivalent of Xeloda

    TypeDrug NameDosage 
    Capecitabine150 mg
    Capecitabine500 mg


    How and Where to Buy Xeloda Online?


    You can buy Xeloda online through our Canadian International Pharmacy at huge savings. We offer RX and OTC medications online with a valid prescription from your doctor. At Canadian Pharmacy World, your health is our priority. You can place the order online, by mail, by fax or toll-free over the telephone at 1866-485-7979.

    Are There Alternative Names for the Brand and Generic Xeloda?


    Xeloda comes from Canada and is manufactured by Hoffmann-La Roche Limited. The active ingredient in Xeloda is Capecitabine. The generic equivalent of Xeloda is Capecitabine and it is available from India also called Capegard manufactured by Cipla and Canada manufactured by a different manufacturer.

    What Dosages and Forms is Xeloda available in?


    Xeloda is available as tablets in the dosage form of 150 mg and 500 mg. The generic equivalent of Xeloda (Capecitabine) is also available as tablets in the dosage form of 150 mg and 500 mg.

    What is Xeloda used for?


    Xeloda is a prescription medication and is used to treat cancer. It is used for used as an adjuvant therapy in stage III colon cancer, to treat cancer of colon after complete surgical removal, to treat advanced or metastatic breast cancer (cancer that has spread outside the breast), to treat metastatic colorectal cancer (cancer that has spread out of colon or rectum). Xeloda belongs to a class of medications called as fluoropyrimidines and interferes with the growth of cells that rapidly divide in the body including cancer cells. Xeloda is an inactive substance on its own. When Xeloda is taken, it is changed in the body to become the commonly used cancer medication called 5-fluorouracil (also known as 5-FU). In some patients 5-FU will kill cancer cells and decrease the size of the tumor. Take Xeloda exactly as prescribed by your doctor. The usual dose of Xeloda depends on your body surface size. Your doctor will calculate the dose for you. You may need to take a combination of 150 mg and 500 mg tablets. Swallow the Xeloda tablets whole, with water. Take the tablets within 30 minutes after the end of a meal (breakfast and dinner). Take the tablets twice a day (morning and evening doses) as your doctor prescribed. Do not take more than your prescribed dose, do not take it more often or for a longer time than your doctor ordered. Xeloda is taken in 21-day cycles. This means you take Xeloda for 14 days and then stop taking it for 7 days. It is important to have this rest period. Your doctor will decide how many cycles of treatment you will need

    What Are The Possible Side Effects of Xeloda?


    Some of the common but serious side effects of Xeloda may include diarrhea, sores in the mouth and throat, tiredness or fatigue, nausea, vomiting, tingling, numbness, pain, swelling, redness or blisters of the palms, hands or feet (called as hand-and-foot syndrome), reduced white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets in the blood, increased chance of infection, increased chance of unusual bleeding, dehydration (increased thirst, dry or sticky mouth). Some other side effects of this medication include weakness, lack of energy, shortness of breath, confusion, severe skin reactions, weakness of the legs and arms, drowsiness, generalized seizures, headaches, and vision impairment. These are not all the possible side effects of Xeloda. In case of any unexpected effect, consult your healthcare professional immediately.

    Are there any Precautions and Drug interactions for Xeloda?


    Do not take Xeloda if you:

    • Are allergic to capecitabine or to 5-fluorouracil, or any ingredients in the medication
    • Suffer from severe kidney disease
    • Your body does not have the enzyme DPD (dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase)
    • Are being treated in the last 4 weeks with brivudine, sorivudine or similar classes of substance as part of herpes zoster (chickenpox or shingles) therapy.

    Before taking Xeloda, inform your doctor if you:

    • Ever had a bad reaction to capecitabine, 5-FU or any of the non-medicinal ingredients
    • Are allergic to other medications, food and dyes
    • Have been told you lack the DPD enzyme
    • Are taking any other medications, including those not prescribed by your doctor
    • Are taking warfarin (Coumadin?). Your doctor may need to check the clotting time of your blood more often
    • Are taking phenytoin (Dilantin) or fosphenytoin (Cerebyx). Your doctor may need to check the levels of phenytoin in your blood more often.
    • Have any other illnesses or diseases affecting your kidneys, liver, or heart
    • Are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

    Drug interactions


    It is important to tell your healthcare professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs.

    Medications that can interact with Xeloda include:

    • Medicine used to treat seizures (e.g. Phenytoin and Fosphenytoin)
    • Blood thinner medicine (e.g. warfarin and phenprocoumon)
    • Medicine used to treat heartburn and acid indigestion (e.g. Maalox)
    • Leucovorin, a medicine used to prevent the harmful effects of cancer chemotherapy medication
    • Certain medicines used specifically for treating viral infections (e.g. sorivudine and brivudine)

    Xeloda Storage and Safety Information


    The medication should be stored a temperature between 15-30°C, in the original labelled container or package. It should be kept out of reach and sight of children.

    References:


    http://www.rochecanada.com/content/dam/roche_canada/en_CA/documents/Research/ClinicalTrialsForms/Products/ConsumerInformation/MonographsandPublicAdvisories/Xeloda/Xeloda_PM_E.pdf

    CanadianPharmacyWorld.com supplies only genuine Xeloda from Canada or Australia shipped using either Canadian or Australia packaging. This Xeloda is manufactured by F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd (managed by Genentech, Inc) the worldwide manufacturer of Xeloda. This offer is neither endorsed nor authorized by F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd (managed by Genentech, Inc - the United States and Canadian distributor of Xeloda). CanadianPharmacyWorld.com has no affiliation whatsoever with F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.



    The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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