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What Is Crizotinib Used For?

Can Children Use It?

Crizotinib is not approved for use in children, which is usually defined as people younger than 18 years old. It has not been adequately studied in this age group. In animal studies, crizotinib slowed bone formation when given to young rats every day for 28 days. It is unknown if this medicine would have the same effect in humans. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using crizotinib in children.

Is It Safe for Older Adults?

Crizotinib can be used in older adults. In clinical studies, older adults responded as well to the medication as younger age groups. However, because of general changes that occur in the body with aging, and because older adults are more likely to have other medical conditions, some older adults may have a greater risk for crizotinib side effects.

Is Crizotinib Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for treating something other than the condition discusses in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time there are no well-accepted off-label crizotinib uses.
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