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Review: could Xeloda cause Interstitial lung disease?

Summary: Interstitial lung disease is found among people who take Xeloda, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Tykerb, and have Breast cancer.

We study 18,060 people who have side effects while taking Xeloda from FDA and social media. Among them, 186 have Interstitial lung disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Interstitial lung disease and more.

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Xeloda

Xeloda has active ingredients of capecitabine. It is often used in colon cancer. (latest outcomes from 18,174 Xeloda users)

Interstitial lung disease

Interstitial lung disease has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, lung cancer - non-small cell, osteoporosis, prostate cancer. (latest reports from 20,667 Interstitial lung disease patients)

On Jan, 2, 2015: 18,060 people reported to have side effects when taking Xeloda. Among them, 186 people (1.03%) have Interstitial Lung Disease.

Trend of Interstitial lung disease in Xeloda reports

Time on Xeloda when people have Interstitial lung disease * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Interstitial lung disease37.27%41.82%16.36%2.73%1.82%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Interstitial lung disease when taking Xeloda * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Interstitial lung disease0.00%0.00%0.00%3.70%1.06%7.94%28.04%59.26%

Severity of Interstitial lung disease when taking Xeloda ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Interstitial lung disease ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (73 people, 39.25%)
  2. Breast cancer metastatic (37 people, 19.89%)
  3. Hypertension (22 people, 11.83%)
  4. Rectal cancer metastatic (19 people, 10.22%)
  5. Prophylaxis (18 people, 9.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tykerb (58 people, 31.18%)
  2. Herceptin (45 people, 24.19%)
  3. Oxaliplatin (45 people, 24.19%)
  4. Zometa (40 people, 21.51%)
  5. Oxycontin (36 people, 19.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Do you have Interstitial Lung Disease while taking Xeloda?

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  • Trouble breathing on xeloda
    Been on 3000 mil of xeloda for 5 treatments. Last one at start of 7 days off breathing just got more difficult to walk from room to room
  • My father take xeloda and have muscle pain which drug he can take ?
    My father have secum adenocarcinoma and remove them with surgery now he take xeloda 500 2pill morning and 2 pill night but he had muscle pain.
  • How long before hair loss after starting on xeloda (1 answer)
    first time using this drug,was concerned about hair loss. Approximate time you should expect possible hair loss
  • Finding more tumore after 4 cycles of xeloda
    On 20/2/2013 my wife is a 42 years old with the diagnosis of locally advanced left breast cancer (T4b) & clinically positive left supraclavicular & axillary lymph nodes (N3) " invasive ductal carcinoma " . Immunophenotyping was +ve for ER & PR (4/8) , -ve for HER2 (1) with ki-67 =4% .

    She started neoadjuvant treatment FEC75 , every 21 days , 2nd & 3rd cycles with a reduction of 20% .

    after that 4 cycles of Navelbine with Xeloda every 2 weeks and one weeks off

    after 2 cycles of Xeloda there was a great response on tumor size , but after the other 2 cylce of Xeloda a new 3 Tumor was found on the same breast .

    is that normal and what is the next step
  • Is there a remedy for uti caused by side effect to xeloda
    My GP thinks that my symptoms of UTI may be as a result of taking Xeloda. Is there a remedy to cure it other than antibiotics

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • My nose drips constantly - a clear drip that is noticeable by others. I go through boxes of tissues.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Have been on Xeloda 5days. 2000mg bid and past few days intermittent chest and arm pain. I had check up at hospital, including a stress test which was all normal. Pain fells like muscle tightness and comes on after exertion.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • 79 years old female started with 4 500mg pills 2x a day -- because of side effects cut back to 3 500 mg pills 2x a day

    Reply

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