How Crizotinib works?
Crizotinib is an anti-cancer medication. It works by blocking the action of the abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This helps to stop or slow the spread of cancer cells.
Common side effects of Crizotinib
Nausea, Vomiting, Edema (swelling), Diarrhea, Constipation, Abdominal pain, Visual impairment, Dizziness, Taste change, Fatigue, Decreased appetite, Rash, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
How should I take Crizotinib ?
You should take Crizotinib exactly as directed by your doctor. It should be started by doctors who have experience in administering cancer medicines. Take it once a day with or without food. Do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit during your treatment with Crizotinib, as the chances of side effects may be more.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
If you miss a dose of Crizotinib by less than 12 hours, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it and then take the next dose at the scheduled time. However, if you miss a dose by more than 12 hours, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
In case of emergency/overdose
In case of overdose, call the poison control helpline. If the victim has collapsed, had a seizure, has trouble breathing, or can't be awakened, immediately call a doctor.