XELODA 500MG contain capecitabine which belongs to a group of medicine called cytostatic medicines which stops the growth of cancer cells. It is used to treat colon, rectal, gastric or breast cancers and helps to prevent new occurrence of colon cancer after complete removal of the tumour by surgery. It may be used either alone or in combination with other medicines. This medicine interferes with the growth of cancer cells thus slowing down their growth and eventually kills them.
Cancer is a disease where the abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and destroy the body tissue. This medicine is strictly not recommended for use in children and adolescents. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cell along with heart, liver and blood uric acid level.
Take XELODA 500MG two times a day, one time in the morning and one time in the evening or as directed by physician. Do not drive or operate machinery while taking this medicine, since it may cause dizziness, nauseous or tiredness. Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Before taking this medicine talk to your doctor if you have any kidney, liver, heart problems. The most common side effects are abdominal pain, rash, dry, or itchy skin, tiredness, weakness, dehydration, weight loss, sleeplessness, depression, headache, dizziness, abnormal sensation in the skin, taste changes, eye irritation, increased tears, eye redness and loss of appetite (anorexia).