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How should I take Xalkori?

You should take the lung cancer drug Xalkori (crizotinib) as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the pill whole; do not crush or dissolve the capsules, which come in 250- or 200-milligram doses. Xalkori can be taken with or without food. Avoid taking it with grapefruit or grapefruit juice, which can affect how much of the drug gets into your system.

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