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Capecetabine issues

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nicky08
Community Champion

Re: Capecetabine issues

Hi puglia 

I didn’t  have any mouth or taste issues as far as I can remember, just the ‘usual’ side effects of sore hands and feet plus the issue with my gut. Again, it might be worth posting on the Xeloda thread as there are other ladies currently on it whereas my treatment with it was quite a few years and I may not remember all the side effects I had.   Chemo brain and all that!
Nicky x

Puglia
Member

Re: Capecetabine issues

Hi Nicky

 

Many thanks for your reply. Yes this does happen on the week off.  Yes I will definitely mention it to my oncologist. I also have a horrible taste in my mouth it feels like I don’t have much saliva.  Did you have any meds for this?

Kind regards and thank you

Puglia

nicky08
Community Champion

Re: Capecetabine issues

Hi 

Sorry to hear you are having problems with capecitabine. I was on this treatment a few years ago and also used to get stomach upsets from time to time, although not as often as you have said you do. It might be worth posting the same information on the Xeloda/Capecitabine thread as any current, or previous users of the treatment might be able to help. I do recall when I was on it that it was quite a common problem and seemed to be more noticeable in the ‘week off’. It might also be worth mentioning to your oncologist, a dose reduction might be all that’s needed to stop these side effects?

Nicky x

Puglia
Member

Capecetabine issues

Hi everyone 

 

ive just completed my 3rd cycle of capecetabine and having problems with my digestive tract. I keep getting pains in the stomach and churning sensations which can last a few days. It’s really uncomfortable. I’m taking the anti diarrhoea meds but the churning still continues. Has anyone else had the same problems? Does anyone have any suggestions of how to cope with it?  I don’t seem to have an appetite which is unusual for me.

 

kind regards and many thanks

Puglia