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CRIZALK 250 MG CAPSULE

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Rs.93221.90for 1 packet(s) (60 capsules each)
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Composition FOR CRIZALK

Crizotinib(250 mg)

food interaction for CRIZALK

alcohol interaction for CRIZALK

pregnancy interaction for CRIZALK

lactation interaction for CRIZALK

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Crizalk 250 mg capsule at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Crizalk 250 mg capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Crizalk 250 mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR CRIZALK

Crizotinib(250 mg)

Uses

Crizalk 250 mg capsule is used in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer

How it works

Crizalk 250 mg capsule In patients with cancer, a change in DNA (genetic material) triggers a signal which produces abnormal cancer cells. Crizalk 250 mg capsule blocks this signal, and thus stops the production of these cancer cells.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Edema, Diarrhoea, Constipation

SUBSTITUTES FOR CRIZALK

No substitutes found

Expert advice FOR CRIZALK

  • Inform your doctor before taking the medicine if you have lung problems, severe kidney disease, mild or moderate liver disease, reduced heart rate, abnormal ECG of heart, inflammation, perforation or cancer of the abdomen or intestines, or vision problems.
  • Inform your doctor before taking the medicine for treatment of any infection, mental diseases, heart problems, migraine, gout, malaria, glaucoma, or cancer.
  • You may be monitored for liver function, lung function test every month as crizotinib may cause life-threatening or fatal liver injury or inflammation of the lungs.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking this drug as it may cause dizziness, tiredness and problems with your vision.

Frequently asked questions FOR CRIZALK

Crizotinib

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What is crizotinib used for?
Crizotinib is used for treating non small-cell lung cancer caused due to a mutation or defect in a gene called as anaplastic lymphoma kinase in cancer cells in patients who have not responded to previous therapies

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How is crizotinib administered?
Crizotinib is generally administered in the form of capsules to be taken orally

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How does crizotinib work?
Crizotinib works by inhibiting an enzyme called as tyrosine kinase that transmits the signal for growth and spread of cancer cells.

WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING ABOUT CRIZALK 250 MG CAPSULE

How effective is this medicine?

Can't say
71%
Effective
29%

Do you find this medicine expensive?

Yes
57%
No
43%

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)