Xeloda is a chemotherapy drug typically administered in pill form and taken every day for two weeks. This may be repeated as directed by a doctor. Xeloda works by slowing or stopping cancer cell growth and by decreasing tumor size. Xeloda is similar in action to 5-FU and can be used in place of 5-FU and leucovorin.
Common Side Effects
- Loss of appetite, nausea and/or vomiting
- Weakness, feeling light-headed, hot or dry skin
- Pain, tenderness, redness, swelling, blistering, or peeling skin on your hands or feet (hand-foot syndrome)
- Risk of infection