Xeloda (capecitabine) is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their spread in the body.
Xeloda is used to treat colon cancer, and breast or colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
Xeloda is often used in combination with other cancer medications and/or radiation treatments.
You should not take Xeloda if you have severe kidney disease or a metabolic disorder called DPD (dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase) deficiency.
If you take a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven), you may need to have more frequent "INR" or prothrombin time tests. Taking a blood thinner can increase your risk of severe bleeding while you are using Xeloda, and for a short time after you stop taking this medicine. This risk is higher in adults older than 60.