Xeloda

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XELODA (capecitabine) is a fluoropyrimidine carbamate with antineoplastic activity. It is an orally administered systemic prodrug of 5'-deoxy-5-fluorouridine (5'-DFUR) which is converted to 5- fluorouracil.

Capecitabine , sold under the brand name Xeloda among others, is a chemotherapy medication used to treat breast cancer , gastric cancer and colorectal cancer . [1] For breast cancer it is often used together with docetaxel . It is taken by mouth. [2]

People taking capecitabine along with certain "blood thinners" (anticoagulants such as warfarin or phenprocoumon) may have a higher chance of serious, rarely fatal bleeding. Your risk may be higher because you have cancer, or if you are older than 60 years. Bleeding has occurred during treatment and as long as one month after stopping capecitabine.