Crizotinib Capsules (Xalkori)

Elliott, William T.; James Chan
September 2011
Internal Medicine Alert;9/29/2011, Vol. 33 Issue 18, p142
The article offers information on crizotinib, marketed as Xalkori®, a new drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an effective oral treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). It mentions that NSCLC patients can take 250 mg of crizotinib twice daily with or without food intake. It states that crizotinib has several common adverse events such as vision disorders, gastrointestinal-related events, and edema and severe adverse events such as fatal pneumonitis.


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