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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking capecitabine if you have:
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Xeloda and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Xeloda and Breastfeeding).
- Colon cancer after surgery.
- Colon or rectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic colorectal cancer).
- Breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic breast cancer). This is treated with a combination of capecitabine and docetaxel (Taxotere®).
- Metastatic breast cancer in people who have not improved after treatment with other medicines, including paclitaxel (Onxol®, Taxol®) and anthracycline chemotherapy medications, or for those who cannot take any more anthracycline medications.