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Side Effects of Capecitabine - Zaltrap Warnings and Precautions

This page contains links to eMedTV Colon Cancer Articles containing information on subjects from Side Effects of Capecitabine to Zaltrap Warnings and Precautions. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Side Effects of Capecitabine
    If side effects of capecitabine occur, they are usually minor and easily treated. This eMedTV page lists common and rare side effects that have been reported with the drug, as well as serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention.
  • Signs of Colon Cancer
    As this eMedTV page explains, possible colon cancer signs may include diarrhea, blood in the stool, and vomiting. This article identifies other signs of the disease and discusses the importance of screening before symptoms develop.
  • Stage 4 Colon Cancer
    When colon cancer spreads to other parts of the body, such as the liver, it is staged at a level 4. This eMedTV page explores treatment options for people with stage 4 colon cancer, such as procedures used to treat cancer that has spread to the liver.
  • Stavarga
    Stivarga is a chemotherapy drug prescribed for the treatment of colorectal cancer. This eMedTV selection describes how this drug works and explains what you should discuss with your doctor before using it. Stavarga is a common misspelling of Stivarga.
  • Stivarga
    Stivarga is taken once a day to treat cancer of the colon and rectum that has spread to other areas. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this chemotherapy drug, covering various topics such as how it works, side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Stivarga and Breastfeeding
    Women are typically advised to either breastfeed or use Stivarga (regorafenib), but not do both. This eMedTV Web selection explores whether this drug passes through breast milk and if it would cause problems in a nursing infant.
  • Stivarga and Pregnancy
    Women who take Stivarga (regorafenib) during pregnancy may expose their unborn child to serious risks. This eMedTV resource covers more information on what could happen if a pregnant woman uses this drug and discusses what your doctor may recommend.
  • Stivarga Chemotherapy Information
    As explained in this eMedTV Web page, Stivarga is a medicine used to treat colorectal cancer that has spread to other areas. This Web page covers more information on the chemotherapy drug and describes safety issues to be aware of while taking Stivarga.
  • Stivarga Dosage
    Stivarga comes as a tablet that is usually taken once daily in the morning to treat colorectal cancer. As this eMedTV resource explains, the standard Stivarga dosage is typically 160 mg daily. This page also discusses how long treatment lasts.
  • Stivarga Drug Interactions
    Warfarin, Cerebyx, and Dilantin are just a few of the drugs that can react with Stivarga. This eMedTV segment examines how interactions with Stivarga may lead to dangerous side effects or other problems. It also lists several products you should avoid.
  • Stivarga Overdose
    This eMedTV article explains that an overdose on Stivarga (regorafenib) may cause problems like voice changes or blisters on the skin. This resource describes other problems that may result and covers some of the possible treatment options.
  • Stivarga Side Effects
    Weakness, weight loss, and skin blisters are among the common side effects of Stivarga. This eMedTV Web page lists other reactions that occurred during clinical trials on Stivarga and explains what to do if you experience side effects during treatment.
  • Stivarga Uses
    As this eMedTV article discusses, Stivarga is used to treat metastatic colorectal cancer in adults. This Web page takes a look at how Stivarga works to slow down the progression of this disease. It also explains whether it is safe for older adults.
  • Stivarga Warnings and Precautions
    In rare cases, serious brain or liver problems can occur during treatment with Stivarga. This eMedTV segment examines other important warnings and precautions related to Stivarga, and offers details on who should not take the chemotherapy drug.
  • Styvarga
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, Stivarga is a chemotherapy drug prescribed to treat colorectal cancer. This page describes what to discuss with your doctor and lists potential side effects. Styvarga is a common misspelling of Stivarga.
  • Symptoms of Colon Cancer
    A change in bowel habits, blood in the stool, and diarrhea are common symptoms of colon cancer. This eMedTV resource lists additional colon cancer symptoms, which do not normally appear in the earliest stages of the disease.
  • The Digestive System
    This video provides an overview of the digestive system, its parts, and their functions.
  • The Digestive System and the Colon
    This interactive video explains the function and location of the colon.
  • Tonalin CLA
    Tonalin CLA is a supplement that is claimed to help lower body fat and prevent cancer. This eMedTV page offers an overview of this product, including possible benefits of the supplement, detail on its effectiveness, and a list of possible side effects.
  • Tonalin CLA Benefits
    Tonalin CLA is supposedly beneficial for various uses, such as lowering body fat and preventing cancer. This eMedTV page lists other potential uses for Tonalin CLA, explores the possible effects of the product, and discusses how this substance works.
  • Tonalin CLA Dosage
    A clearly established safe and effective dose of Tonalin CLA has not been determined. However, as this eMedTV resource explains, the manufacturer of the supplement does recommend a dosage of 1000 mg taken three times daily with meals.
  • Tonalin CLA Drug Interactions
    Currently, there are no known Tonalin CLA drug interactions. However, as this eMedTV Web segment explains, Tonalin CLA may contain certain isomers that could affect blood sugar levels, which might cause problems for people taking diabetes medications.
  • Tonalin CLA Side Effects
    Potential side effects of Tonalin CLA may include diarrhea, fatigue, and nausea. This eMedTV Web segment outlines negative reactions that could occur, including potentially serious problems, and explains what to do if any of these develop.
  • Tonalin CLA Supplement Information
    This eMedTV article discusses the supplement Tonalin CLA. Information included in this Web resource includes common uses, details on effectiveness, and more. A link to more details is also provided.
  • Tonalin CLA Warnings
    This eMedTV page discusses why you should check with your doctor before using Tonalin CLA if you have heart disease, diabetes, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This article also outlines other important warnings and precautions with Tonalin CLA.
  • Treatment for Rectal Cancer
    A person with rectal cancer may receive chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or other forms of treatment. This eMedTV resource gives a brief introduction to treating this type of cancer, exploring some of the factors affecting your choices.
  • Urbitux
    As this eMedTV page explains, you will receive Erbitux via injection, and certain factors affect not only your dose, but how long treatment lasts. This page also includes a link to more information on this drug. Urbitux is a common misspelling of Erbitux.
  • Vectibex
    A healthcare provider may prescribe Vectibix to treat colorectal cancer in adults. This eMedTV Web selection describes how Vectibix works, covers some dosing guidelines, and lists potential side effects. Vectibex is a common misspelling of Vectibix.
  • Vectibix
    Vectibix is a prescription medicine used to slow down the progression of colorectal cancer. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this medication, with details on dosing instructions, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
  • Vectibix and Breastfeeding
    The manufacturer of Vectibix (panitumumab) advises that women not breastfeed while using this drug. This eMedTV segment explores the topic in more detail, with information on why it is thought that this drug could pass through breast milk.
  • Vectibix and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV page explains, men and women who are undergoing Vectibix (panitumumab) treatment are typically advised to use birth control to help avoid pregnancy. This article explains why, and stresses the importance of talking to your doctor.
  • Vectibix Dosage
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Vectibix is a medicine that is administered intravenously to help treat colorectal cancer. This article covers specific dosing guidelines for Vectibix, how your dose is determined, and what to expect during treatment.
  • Vectibix Drug Interactions
    Bevacizumab, irinotecan, and certain other drugs may cause interactions with Vectibix. This page from the eMedTV Web site examines other medicines that may interfere with Vectibix, and describes the complications that may occur as a result.
  • Vectibix Medication Information
    A doctor may prescribe Vectibix to help slow down the progression of colorectal cancer in adults. This eMedTV page contains basic information on Vectibix, including how this medication works and how it is given. A link to more details is also provided.
  • Vectibix Overdose
    A healthcare provider will administer Vectibix (panitumumab), so an overdose is unlikely. This eMedTV article describes some of the potential problems that can occur if too much of this drug is given and explores some of the possible treatment options.
  • Vectibix Side Effects
    If you are receiving Vectibix, common side effects may include constipation, vomiting, and skin reactions. This eMedTV Web page contains a detailed list of other reactions that can occur, including some dangerous problems that require medical treatment.
  • Vectibix Skin Rash
    If you develop any type of skin rash while receiving Vectibix, contact your healthcare provider. This eMedTV page offers a brief look at this potentially fatal reaction and why you need to report it immediately. A link to more details is also included.
  • Vectibix Uses
    Available by prescription, Vectibix is used for treating colorectal cancer that has spread to other areas. This eMedTV page examines how this drug works to slow down the progression of the cancer, who it is approved for, and possible off-label uses.
  • Vectibix Warnings and Precautions
    As explained in this eMedTV page, Vectibix can increase your risk for complications, such as potentially serious eye problems and skin reactions. This page contains safety precautions for Vectibix, including warnings of dangerous problems that can occur.
  • What Happens During Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?
    This video clip explains what to expect during flexible sigmoidoscopy.
  • What Is Capecitabine Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, capecitabine uses involve treating and preventing certain types of breast and colorectal cancer. This page explains how the medication works to decrease the number of cancer cells in the body.
  • What Results Can You Expect From a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?
    What Results Can You Expect From Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?
  • Why Is a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Recommended?
    This multimedia clip explains why your doctor is recommending a flexible sigmoidoscopy.
  • Zaltrap
    Zaltrap is given every two weeks to treat cancer of the colon and rectum that has spread to other areas. This eMedTV article explores this medicine in more detail, with information on how it works, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Zaltrap and Breastfeeding
    Women are typically advised not to breastfeed while undergoing treatment with Zaltrap (ziv-aflibercept). This eMedTV page explores whether this drug passes through breast milk and discusses why it is generally advised to avoid this drug while nursing.
  • Zaltrap and Pregnancy
    Women who receive Zaltrap (ziv-aflibercept) during pregnancy may expose their unborn child to certain risks. This eMedTV segment offers more information on what could happen if a pregnant woman uses this drug and discusses what your doctor may recommend.
  • Zaltrap Chemotherapy Information
    As explained in this eMedTV article, Zaltrap is a medicine used to treat colorectal cancer that has spread to other areas. This Web page covers more information on the chemotherapy drug and describes safety issues to be aware of while using it.
  • Zaltrap Dosage
    Zaltrap is given as an injection into a vein once every two weeks to treat colorectal cancer. This eMedTV segment discusses how the dosage of Zaltrap is determined. It also highlights some helpful considerations to be aware of during treatment.
  • Zaltrap Drug Interactions
    If you combine Zaltrap with Clozaril or FazaClo, it may lead to potentially dangerous drug interactions. This eMedTV resource describes the problems that these combinations may cause and also explains why interactions are unlikely to occur.
  • Zaltrap Overdose
    This eMedTV segment explains that an overdose on Zaltrap (ziv-aflibercept) is unlikely, but is still possible. This article discusses when an overdose may occur, describes some problems that may result, and covers possible treatment options.
  • Zaltrap Side Effects
    Fatigue, weight loss, and diarrhea are among the common side effects of Zaltrap. This page of the eMedTV Web site contains a close examination of reactions that occurred during clinical trials on this drug, including lists of common and serious problems.
  • Zaltrap Uses
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, Zaltrap is used for treating metastatic colorectal cancer in adults. This resource describes how Zaltrap works to slow down the progression of this disease. It also discusses whether it is safe for older adults.
  • Zaltrap Warnings and Precautions
    Potentially serious problems with your brain or kidneys are some of the potential risks with Zaltrap. This eMedTV article examines other warnings and precautions associated with Zaltrap, and offers details on who should not use the chemotherapy drug.
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