Side effects from Xeloda

Side effects from Xeloda

Just started taking (Capecitabine) Xeloda, anyone else taking this oral chemo? What side effects, if any, are you having? How long before the side effects started.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I have been on zeloda for a reoccurance in my liver and bones since April. I didn't notice any side effects until a couple of months in. Mostly it has been the dryness and peeling of my hands and feet and how sore they get. I have found soaking in Epson salts and moisturize like crazy has helped quite a bit. However, i do experience random days of extreme fatigue, sleeping for 16-20 hours, which lasts anywhere from 3-5 days. I have no idea when it will occur and it's gone just like it came. Anyone else experience the same or similar?

posted about 5 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

On my 3rd round of the Xeloda, I can tell it's not working because I have new 'lumps'. Also have increased sensitivity to hands and feet, and so tired. My feet peeled during the 2nd round, not noticing it yet. Calling dr Monday, see if I can switch to a different chemo. One Day At A Time.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I had no side effects at all. 4000mg a day, one week on one week off for 3 months.
But my PET scan after three months was worse so
I started IV chemo yesterday.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Thank you everyone. Dr lowered my dose to 2000 mg a day. See if my body handles this dosage better. I started Monday, so too early to have any side effects yet. Hopefully my feet don't get painful as quickly.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

@A MyBCTeam Member, how did you make out at oncologist with your treatment plan? I have kept u in my prayers hoping you and the dr came up with a good one. Hugs, Lynn

posted over 5 years ago
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