What Zelorec is and what it is used for
Zelorec belongs to the group of medicines called “cytostatic medicines”, which stop the growth of cancer cells. Zelorec contains Capecitabine, which itself is not a cytostatic medicine. Only after being absorbed by the body is it changed into an active anti-cancer medicine (more in tumor tissue than in normal tissue).
Zelorec is used in the treatment of colon, rectal, gastric, or breast cancers. Furthermore, Zelorec is used to prevent new occurrence of colon cancer after complete removal of the tumor by surgery.
Zelorec may be used either alone or in combination with other medicines.