• How bad was/is your experience with Xeloda (capecitabine)?

    Asked by FreeBird on Sunday, October 21, 2012

    How bad was/is your experience with Xeloda (capecitabine)?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • nobrand's Avatar

      No experience with the drug directly, but whenever I'm faced with a new drug, I often check out its professional monograph. They can be a dry read, but often give the bare facts of the drug without fluff. Here's a link to the info for Xeloda:


      I check all my drugs on that site, because I prefer to read the professional info-- I'm boring like that.

      The idea of taking chemo as a pill at home sounds sort of nice though and the side effect profile looks pretty run of the mill. It looks like it can be easily started and stopped.. I'm hoping there are others with direct experience to help your dad make his decision.

      about 9 years ago
    • FreeBird's Avatar

      I like drugs.com
      I discovered it sometime in the last 10 years when we were trying to identify a stray pill, and have been using it ever since. They should send us new cars for plugging them.
      What do you think?

      about 9 years ago
    • Jayne's Avatar

      Hi, I did Xeloda after a reoccurence. It was so much more convenient and easy to handle compared to the infusion pump. I did have peeling of my hands and feet, which is a common side effect and that obviously caused sensitivity. It took about 8-12 months for that sensitivity to subside after I stopped. I would do it again in a heartbeat if I had to.

      about 9 years ago

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