It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Cancer: Colon Message Board

Dosage of Xeloda

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-06-2006, 08:36 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Buellton, CA, USA
Posts: 28
impactzone HB User
Dosage of Xeloda

I am 210 lb 47 year old male. They have me on 4000
mg of xeloda / day for 14 days and then a week off.
Then back on again.I also take oxaliplation every 4
th week and eributux. I am not on avastin as they
are looking at liver surgery in Dec. Does this dose
seem reasonable or high?

I also had the oxaplatin put in by IV in my left
hand and for left forearm still hurts..near the
wrist especially, like a deep bone bruise. Is this

I have heard that if I do not get a rash / acne then
eributux might not be working. How long before this
rash can show up? True or urban legend?



Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 10-07-2006, 10:07 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Washington state
Posts: 123
Jeni61 HB User
Re: Dosage of Xeloda

Hi, Chip, I don't know if that is high or not -- anyone else ???


Old 10-07-2006, 02:28 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 34
dss12 HB User
Cool Re: Dosage of Xeloda

Hi Impactzone

Going by your weight and in relation to my dosage of Capecitabine (Xeloda) and my weight your 4000mg per day is about right. But who am I to prescribe dosages - your oncologist will determine that from you and your reactions to it. Initial dosages ae prescribed on BMI (Body Mass Index) but digestability is another main unknown factor. Some people get rid of it quickly and have to have their dose increased whilst others (like me) take a helluva time to get rid of it and need to have the dose reduced.

As for the Oxaliplatin - sure your arm will feel the effects of the IV. Ask for a hot pad on your arm next time they give you it which might ease it a bit. It will probably last for two or three days initially but it gets longer. You've probably got the other side effects like a throat which closes up with cold liquids - cold fingers etc. If you're not already doing so rub on the moisturising creams (like Diprobase) on your fingers and toes now which will help in the future.

As for Cetuximab (Erbutux) it is said the Acne is a measure of the success but don't be worried if is doesn't appear. It is the effect that monoclonal antibodies have on some people's skin and not others whilst it is still making the cancer tumours more liable to attack by chemotherapy. If you do get the acne though it can be bad for about 12 weeks - get some antibiotics for it and some Adapaline cream from a dermatologist.

Hope this makes some sense, but more to then point hope the chemo regime has the desired effect on your liver.

Last edited by dss12; 10-07-2006 at 02:30 PM.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Xeloda tablets rashtan Drug Interactions / Side Effects 0 09-09-2008 01:22 AM
xeloda or capecitabine side effects gwb123 Cancer: Colon 5 01-22-2008 01:59 PM
xeloda and vitamins gwb123 Cancer: Colon 4 01-21-2008 11:58 AM
xeloda and paranoia lyudmila5 Cancer: Colon 2 11-26-2007 03:30 PM
Xeloda Heidi'sMom Cancer: Colon 3 06-01-2007 09:15 PM
Side effects from Xeloda Claud1951 Cancer: Colon 3 05-30-2007 06:33 PM
Bad Time With Xeloda Ed1944 Cancer 1 08-07-2006 09:45 PM
Breast Cancer and Xeloda Ekris3 Cancer: Breast 1 03-18-2005 09:56 AM
Xeloda & Lymph Nodes Kaye2003 Cancer: Colon 5 04-11-2004 01:57 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:23 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2017 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!