Xeloda is a cancer medicine that is used to treat:
- colon (large bowel) cancer. Xeloda is used on its own or with other cancer medicines in patients who have had surgery for stage III or Dukes’ stage C colon cancer;
- metastatic colorectal cancer (cancer of the large bowel that has spread to other parts of the body). Xeloda is used on its own or with other cancer medicines;
- advanced gastric (stomach) cancer. Xeloda is used with other cancer medicines, including a platinum-containing cancer medicine such as cisplatin;
- locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (breast cancer that has begun to spread to other parts of the body). Xeloda is used with docetaxel (another cancer medicine) after treatment with anthracyclines (another type of cancer medicine) has failed. It can also be used on its own when treatment with both anthracyclines and taxanes (another type of cancer medicine) has failed or when further treatment with anthracyclines is not suitable for the patient.
Xeloda contains the active substance capecitabine.
Xeloda : EPAR - Summary for the public (PDF/157.06 KB)
First published: 04/12/2008
Last updated: 27/07/2020
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09/08/2021 Xeloda - EMEA/H/C/000316 - N/0094
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- Xeloda is indicated for the adjuvant treatment of patients following surgery of stage III (Dukes' stage C) colon cancer.
- Xeloda is indicated for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer.
- Xeloda is indicated for first-line treatment of advanced gastric cancer in combination with a platinum-based regimen.
- Xeloda in combination with docetaxel is indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after failure of cytotoxic chemotherapy. Previous therapy should have included an anthracycline. Xeloda is also indicated as monotherapy for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after failure of taxanes and an anthracycline-containing chemotherapy regimen or for whom further anthracycline therapy is not indicated.
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