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Crizotinib

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Xalkori® Cancer-related

Crizotinib - Dosage and How to Use

How should Crizotinib be used?

  • Take Crizotinib two times a day.
  • You may take it with or without food.
  • Do not break open or crush the capsules. Swallow the capsule whole.
    • Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have difficulty swallowing.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is less than 6 hours to your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses at the same time.

If you vomited after taking a dose, do not take another dose. Take your next dose at the usual time.

What should I do if I overdose?

Crizotinib - Additional Information

  • Updated on Monday, November 30, 2020
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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