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Xeloda (Capecitabine) - Side Effects of Chemotherapy Drugs
Xeloda (Capecitabine) - Side Effects of Xeloda - Chemotherapy Drugs: Xeloda —
Generic Name: “Capecitabine”
www.chemocare.com/ bio/ xeloda.asp

Hand-Foot Syndrome

Xeloda (Capecitabine) cancer treatment, side-effect: Hand-foot syndrome (Palmar-Plantar Erythrodysesthesia or PPE) Skin rash, swelling, redness, pain and/or peeling of the skin on the palms of hands and soles of feet.
(See www.chemocare.com/ bio/ xeloda.asp)




A mild version, the reddness doesn't show up very well. On the hands it is on the last joint of the fingers and thumb, with another patch where the thumb joins the palm. On the feet, it's on the bottom of toes and mostly the ball and non-arch middle section of the soles. Skin is peeling on some of the left (lymphodaemic) hand, the balls of both feet and some toes.

Xeloda belongs to the category of chemotherapy drugs called antimetabolites, subcategory "Pyrimidine antagonist". It is prescribed to treat Metastatic breast, colon or rectal cancer.

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