Who should not take Xeloda?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • infection
  • very serious loss of body water
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • decreased neutrophils a type of white blood cell
  • coronary artery disease
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • painful
  • red or swollen mouth
  • inflamed colon and small intestine with some tissue death
  • liver problems
  • High Amount of Bilirubin in the Blood
  • Tingling
  • Pain
  • Redness and Edema of Hands and Feet
  • Severe Diarrhea
  • pregnancy
  • a mother who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency
  • chronic kidney disease stage 3A (moderate)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 3B (moderate)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 4 (severe)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 5 (failure)
  • kidney disease with likely reduction in kidney function


  • Pyrimidine Analogues

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