Xeloda Overview

Xeloda (generic: capecitabine) is a prescription medication used to treat breast cancer and cancer of the colon or rectum. Xeloda belongs to a group of drugs called antimetabolites which work by interfering with DNA production, stopping cells from multiplying.

This medication comes in tablet form and is usually taken twice daily, within 30 minutes after the end of a meal.

Common side effects include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and mouth sores.