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How Should the Drug Be Stored?

Capecitabine should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Store the tablets in an airtight container.
Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your capecitabine as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.

Is There a Generic Version of Capecitabine?

This medication is available in generic form (see Generic Xeloda).

Who Makes This Medicine?

Brand-name Xeloda is made by Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. Generic versions are made by manufacturers such as Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.

Available Strengths

Capecitabine tablets are available in two strengths:
  • Capecitabine 150 mg
  • Capecitabine 500 mg.
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