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Review: could Xeloda cause Neuropathy (Peripheral neuropathy)?

Summary: Neuropathy is found among people who take Xeloda, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Neurontin, and have Nausea.

We study 18,061 people who have side effects while taking Xeloda from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Neuropathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Neuropathy and more.

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Xeloda

Xeloda has active ingredients of capecitabine. It is often used in colon cancer. (latest outcomes from 18,176 Xeloda users)

Neuropathy

Neuropathy (damage to nerves) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression. (latest reports from 5,865 Neuropathy patients)

On Feb, 25, 2015: 18,061 people reported to have side effects when taking Xeloda. Among them, 13 people (0.07%) have Neuropathy.

Trend of Neuropathy in Xeloda reports

Time on Xeloda when people have Neuropathy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Neuropathy0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Neuropathy when taking Xeloda * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Neuropathy0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%11.11%55.56%33.33%

Severity of Neuropathy when taking Xeloda ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Neuropathy ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Nausea (4 people, 30.77%)
  2. Prostate cancer metastatic (2 people, 15.38%)
  3. Colorectal cancer (2 people, 15.38%)
  4. Diarrhoea (2 people, 15.38%)
  5. Glaucoma (2 people, 15.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (4 people, 30.77%)
  2. Dexamethasone (3 people, 23.08%)
  3. Kytril (2 people, 15.38%)
  4. Simvastatin (2 people, 15.38%)
  5. Glucotrol xl (2 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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