Xeloda (Capecitabine) Capecitabine is used to treat breast, colon, or rectal cancer. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.
WARNINGS: People taking capecitabine along with certain "blood thinners" (anticoagulants such as warfarin or phenprocoumon) may have a higher chance of serious, rarely fatal bleeding. Your risk may be higher because you have cancer, or if you are older than 60 years. Bleeding has occurred during treatment and as long as one month after stopping capecitabine.
If you are using an anticoagulant, blood lab tests (INR/PT) will be closely checked. Tell your doctor right away if you have any signs of bleeding or bruising (such as bloody/black/tarry stools).