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2022 Nov 01

Am J Nurs



New Indication for Cancer Drug Crizotinib.


Aschenbrenner DS
Am J Nurs. 2022 Nov 01; 122(11):20.
PMID: 36261901.


The Food and Drug Administration has approved crizotinib (Xalkori) to treat adult and pediatric patients ages one year and older who have recurrent or refractory inflammatory anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive myofibroblastic tumors.The most common adverse effects in adults are vision disorders, nausea, and edema. The most common adverse effects in pediatric patients are vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, rash, vision disorder, upper respiratory tract infection, cough, pyrexia, musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, edema, constipation, and headache.