Xalkori (crizotinib) is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.

Xalkori is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer

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  • Xalkori
  • More common
    Black, tarry stools
    bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
    body aches or pain
    burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
    chest pain or discomfort
    cough or hoarseness
    difficult or labored breathing
    ear congestion
    fever or chills
    headache
    increased sensitivity to pain or touch
    lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
    loss of voice
    lower back or side pain
    nerve pain
    painful or difficult urination
    pale skin
    rapid weight gain
    runny or stuffy nose
    slow or irregular heartbeat
    sneezing
    sore throat
    tightness in the chest
    ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
    unsteadiness or awkwardness
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    unusual weight gain or loss
    weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
    Rare
    Bleeding gums
    blood in the urine or stools
    pinpoint red spots on the skin
    Some crizotinib side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

    More common
    Abdominal or stomach discomfort, pain, or tenderness
    acid or sour stomach
    back pain
    belching
    change in taste
    decrease or change in vision
    decreased appetite
    diarrhea
    difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
    difficulty with moving
    difficulty with swallowing
    heartburn
    increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
    indigestion
    muscle pain or stiffness
    nausea
    pain in the joints
    pain or burning in the throat
    pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat
    problems with balance
    rash
    redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
    scaling, redness, burning, pain, chapping, swelling, or other signs of inflammation of the lips
    seeing flashes or sparks of light
    swelling or inflammation of the mouth
    trouble sleeping
  • (oral capsule)