Who should not take Xeloda?

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

Conditions:

  • an infection
  • very serious loss of body water
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • coronary artery disease
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • necrotizing enterocolitis, or inflammation and tissue death in the colon and small intestine
  • liver problems
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • erythrodysesthesia or tingling, pain, redness, and edema in the hands and feet
  • excessive diarrhea
  • pregnancy
  • a patient 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

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