Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Xeloda Oral.

Overall User Ratings

135 Total User Reviews

User Reviews

1-5 of 59 Next»
Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
6/9/2014 9:06:55 AM

Reviewer: ExtrmResponder, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
After 9 years of controlled metastatic disease, I failed on Herceptin and was put on a combination of Xeloda and Tykerb. The treatment fortunately has mostly eliminated visible signs of cancer where it spread to my lung and rib. The hand/foot sydrome makes my hands look like I burned them on a hot stove. My feet and toes blister easily on moderate walks, I no longer have fingerprints, and my fin ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
6/6/2014 3:37:33 PM

Reviewer: val, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
It wasn't that bad the only thing was decoloration of my feet and hands....they turn very dark... other than that I tolerated.. better than the other chemo I took.. yuck...

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
4/30/2014 9:56:55 PM

Reviewer: CurlyCarp, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking xeloda for a year and three months. It is working and for that, I am truly grateful. I have dry, cracked, bright red hands and feet, but I can live with that. My hands are ultra sensitive. I do everything, but I use gloves and grips to open things. I feel tired, but it does not stop me. My back bothers me, but I am determined. Some days, I want to have a pity party becaus ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
3/21/2014 6:01:21 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am new to this medication 2nd month, my biggest problem is no energy not sure what I can do

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
2/9/2014 2:59:50 PM

Reviewer: Adi, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Stage 4 breast cancer that spread to bones and liver. Lesions keep expanding, so started xeloda a month ago, 14 days of taking 4 pills, rest a week, then another 14 days... so far so good. However, I developed sever belly pains and started taking morphine. Had good sense to see gastro dr. and he took me off pain killers and gave me muscle relaxant pill and I am normal. I work full time, and have a ... Show Full Comment

1-5 of 59 Next»
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
 
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Ask the pharmacist

Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

Ask a Question

Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

feet
Solutions for 19 types.
Woman sitting in front of UV lights
Is yours working?
Healthy breakfast
What are you eating?
Young man exercising on bike
How not to get sick at the gym.
MS Overview
Recognizing symptoms.
bowl of yogurt with heart shape
Eat for a healthy heart.
Woman scrutinizing nose in mirror
Tips that work.
close up of leg with psoriasis rash
Know what to look for.
Woman sitting with child
Do you know the symptoms?
lone star tick
How to identify that bite.
young woman in sun
What to watch for.
Thyroid exam
See how much you know.

Women's Health Newsletter

Find out what women really need.

WebMD the app

Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

Find Out More
IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.