Crizotinib

August 27, 2018 - 21:53

Hi, just wondering if anyone has had to reduce their dose of Crizotinib (Xalkori). I was taking 250mg twice a day for 9 months and my heart rate plummetted all of a sudden. I had to come off the drug for almost 3 weeks and then go back on a reduced dose of 200mg twice a day.
I am wondering if anyone else has any experience with this and how it worked. Thank you

August 29, 2018 - 11:08

Hi there,

Thanks for your post. It is not uncommon for drug doses to be reduced when you have had serious side-effects that require treatment. This aims to give you treatment, but limit side-effects that have caused you to require further treatment. Please give us a call on the nurseline, we can discuss in greater detail. 1800 200 700.

Cancer Nurse

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