crizotinib (generic name)

It targets a specific protein within cancer cells and stops the cancer cells from growing
(kriz OH ti nib)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-low blood counts - this medicine may decrease the number of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. You may be at increased risk for infections and bleeding
-signs of infection - fever or chills, cough, sore throat, pain or difficulty passing urine
-signs of decreased platelets or bleeding - bruising, pinpoint red spots on the skin, black, tarry stools, blood in the urine, nosebleeds
-breathing problems
-changes in vision
-chest pain or chest tightness
-cough with or without mucous
-dark urine
-fast or irregular heartbeat
-feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
-general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms
-light-colored stools
-loss of appetite
-pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
-right upper belly pain
-sores or white patches in your mouth or throat
-unusually weak or tired
-vomiting
-yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

-changes in taste
-constipation
-decreased appetite
-diarrhea
-dizziness
-headache
-joint pain
-nausea
-swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
-tired
-trouble sleeping
-upset stomach

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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