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This page contains brief information about the drug combination called XELIRI. The drugs in the combination are listed, and links to individual drug summaries are included.

Drugs in the XELIRI combination:
XEL = Capecitabine (Xeloda)
IRI = Irinotecan Hydrochloride

Chemotherapy is often given as a combination of drugs. Combinations usually work better than single drugs because different drugs kill cancer cells in different ways.

Each of the drugs in this combination is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat cancer or conditions related to cancer.

Use in Cancer

XELIRI is used to treat:

  • Colorectal cancer that has metastasized (spread to other parts of the body).
  • Esophageal cancer that is advanced or has metastasized.
  • Gastric (stomach) cancer that is advanced or has metastasized.

This combination may also be used with other drugs or treatments or to treat other types of cancer.

More About XELIRI

Definition from the TCH Drug Dictionary – Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.