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    Posted: Jul 09 2016 at 2:02pm
Does anyone has info on this treatment or is currently on it
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I have been on Xeloda alone for 8 months - have mets to lungs & bones. I have had really good results with very manageable side effects'
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That's very good news. Thanks so much. GOD BLESS You and May His healing power restore you to total Health.
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Hi I want to find out does xeloda make your hands and feet burn and what are u applying please
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Here is a link on Xeloda and it's side effects:


These Xeloda side effects are less common side effects (occurring in about 10-29%) of patients receiving Xeloda:

  • Poor appetite 
  • Abdominal pain
  • Low white blood cell count. (This can put you at increased risk for infection).
  • Low platelet count.  (This can put you at increased risk for bleeding).
  • Mouth sores
  • Numbness or tingling of hands or feet
  • Swelling of the feet and ankles
  • Fever
  • Constipation
  • Eye irritation (watery eyes, inflammation of the eyelids, redness).
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache 
  • Chest, back, muscle, joint, bone pain  (see pain)
  • Dizziness 
  • Insomnia (see sleep disturbances)
  • Dehydration
  • Cough 
  • Blood clots.  (Blood clots rarely can lead to pulmonary embolus or stroke - potentially life-threatening conditions). 
  • Excessive sleepiness, confusion, very rare seizures (see central neurotoxicity). 
  • Loss of balance
  • Nail changes, darkening of the skin (see skin reactions)
  • Taste changes

Not all Xeloda side effects are listed above. Some that are rare (occurring in less than 10% of patients) are not listed here.  However, you should always inform your health care provider if you experience any unusual symptoms.

When To Contact Your Doctor or Health Care Provider:

Contact your health care provider immediately, day or night, if you should experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever of 100.4° F (38° C) or higher, chills (possible signs of infection)

The following symptoms require medical attention, but are not an emergency.  Contact your health care provider within 24 hours of noticing any of the following: 

  • Nausea (interferes with ability to eat and unrelieved with prescribed medication).
  • Vomiting (vomiting more than 4-5 times in a 24 hour period)
  • Diarrhea (4-6 episodes in a 24-hour period)
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Black or tarry stools, or blood in your stools or urine
  • Constipation
  • Extreme fatigue (unable to carry on self-care activities)
  • Mouth sores (painful redness, swelling or ulcers)
  • Swelling, redness and/or pain in one leg or arm and not the other
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Tingling or burning, redness, swelling of the palms of the hands or soles of feet.
  • Confusion, loss of balance, excessive sleepiness

Always inform your health care provider if you experience any unusual symptoms.

Xeloda Precautions: 

  • Before starting Xeloda treatment, make sure you tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking (including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, herbal remedies, etc.). Do not take aspirin, products containing aspirin unless your doctor specifically permits this.
  • Avoid use of antacids within 2 hours of taking Xeloda. 
  • If you are on warfarin (Coumadin®) as a blood-thinner, adjustments may need to be made to your dose based on blood work. 
  • Xeloda may be inadvisable if you have had a hypersensitivity (allergic) reaction to fluorouracil.
  • Do not receive any kind of immunization or vaccination without your doctor's approval while taking Xeloda.
  • Inform your health care professional if you are pregnant or may be pregnant prior to starting this treatment. Pregnancy category D (Xeloda may be hazardous to the fetus.  Women who are pregnant or become pregnant must be advised of the potential hazard to the fetus).
  • For both men and women: Do not conceive a child (get pregnant) while taking Xeloda. Barrier methods of contraception, such as condoms, are recommended. Discuss with your doctor when you may safely become pregnant or conceive a child after therapy.
  • Do not breast feed while taking Xeloda.

Xeloda Self Care Tips:

  • Drink at least two to three quarts of fluid every 24 hours, unless you are instructed otherwise.
  • You may be at risk of infection so try to avoid crowds or people with colds, and report fever or any other signs of infection immediately to your health care provider.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • To help treat/prevent mouth sores, use a soft toothbrush, and rinse three times a day with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of baking soda and/or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of salt mixed with 8 ounces of water.
  • Use an electric razor and a soft toothbrush to minimize bleeding.
  • Avoid contact sports or activities that could cause injury.
  • To reduce nausea, take anti-nausea medications as prescribed by your doctor, and eat small, frequent meals.
  • Prevention of hand-foot syndrome. Modification of normal activities of daily living to reduce friction and heat exposure to hands and feet, as much as possible during treatment with Xeloda. (for more information see - Managin
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