Crizalk Capsules 250 mg
Crizotinib is used to treat metastatic (cancer that has already spread) non-small cell lung cancer that is caused by a defect in a gene called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). It is an antineoplastic (cancer) agent. Crizotinib interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed by the body.
Take your medicine as directed.
Swallow the capsule whole. Do not crush, break, chew, or open it.
Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
This medicine may cause birth defects if either partner is using it during conception or pregnancy. Tell your doctor right away if you or your partner becomes pregnant. Use an effective form of birth control during treatment and for at least 3 months after the last dose of this medicine.
This medicine may cause the following problems:
Pneumonitis (may be life-threatening)
Heart rhythm problems