What happens if I miss a dose (Xeloda)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Xeloda)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, blood in your stools, coughing up blood.
What should I avoid while taking capecitabine (Xeloda)?
Avoid using antacids without your doctor's advice. Use only the specific type of antacid your doctor recommends.
What other drugs will affect capecitabine (Xeloda)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- bosentan (Tracleer);
- fluoxetine (Prozac);
- fosphenytoin (Cerebyx);
- montelukast (Singulair) or zafirlukast (Accolate);
- rifampin (Rifater, Rifadin, Rifamate);
- selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar);
- voriconazole (Vfend);
- cancer medication such as paclitaxel (Taxol) or tamoxifen (Soltamox);
- heart or blood pressure medications such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), carvedilol (Coreg), losartan (Hyzaar, Cozaar), or torsemide (Demadex);
- type 2 diabetes medications such as glimepiride (Amaryl), glipizide (Glucotrol), nateglinide (Starlix), pioglitazone (Actos, Actoplus Met), repaglinide (Prandin), rosiglitazone (Avandia, Avandamet), or tolbutamide (Orinase); or
- sulfa drugs (Bactrim, Gantanol, Gantrisin, Septra, SMX-TMP, and others).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with capecitabine. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about capecitabine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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