DESCRIPTION: XELODA (capecitabine) is a fluoropyrimidine carbamate with antineoplastic activity. It is an orally administered systemic prodrug of 5'-deoxy-5-fluorouridine (5'-DFUR) which is converted to 5-fluorouracil. CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY: Capecitabine is relatively non-cytotoxic in vitro.
In this way, what drugs are in 5fu?
Fluorouracil (5FU) Fluorouracil (5FU) is a chemotherapy drug used to treat different cancers including breast, bowel, skin, stomach, oesophageal (gullet), and pancreatic cancer.
One may also ask, what is irinotecan based chemotherapy?
Chemocare.com uses generic names in all descriptions of drugs. Camptosar is the trade name for irinotecan. Camptothecin-11 and CPT-11 are other names for irinotecan. Drug type: Irinotecan is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug.
What does Folfiri mean?
FOLinic acid-Fluorouracil-IRInotecan regimen. Abbreviation: FOLFIRI.
What are the side effects of capecitabine?
Side Effects. Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation, tiredness, weakness, headache, dizziness, trouble sleeping, or changes in taste may occur. Nausea and vomiting can be severe. In some cases, your doctor may prescribe medication to prevent or relieve nausea and vomiting.