Manufactured by Pfizer Ltd.

Crizotinib is the generic for the trade chemotherapy drug Xalkori. In some cases, health care professionals may use the trade name Xalkori when referring to the generic drug name crizotinib.

Drug type: Crizotinib is a targeted therapy. It is an oral receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor – (For more detail, see “How this drug works,” below.)

What this drug is used for:

For the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer that is caused by a defect in a gene called ALK (anaplastic lymphoma kinase). The cancer must be (ALK)-positive as indicated by an FDA-approved test.