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Capecitabine

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Updated: January 27, 2008

Xeloda (Capecitabine)

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Definition:

Capecitabine is a chemotherapy drug that decreases the size of tumors. It comes in tablet form and is used to treat breast and colorectal cancer. Capecitabine is sold under the brand name Xeloda.

For more detailed information about capecitabine, please visit the capecitabine information page.

If you'd like basic information about each type of drug used in the treatment of colon and rectal cancer, please take a look at the Colorectal Cancer Drug Index.

Source: Drug Finder: Capecitabine. About.com. 20 Dec. 2000. Accessed 28 Jan. 2008 [http://drugsaz.about.com/od/drugs/capecitabine.htm].
Also Known As: Xeloda

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