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Ibrance (Palbociclib)

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Ibrance - 75mg
Ibrance - 100mg
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Description

Ibrance is a prescription medication with a brand name. There is no generic version of this drug available at the moment. A generic drug is an exact replica of the active ingredient in a brand-name drug. Treatment is available for adults with an advanced form of breast cancer. A specific type of breast cancer that Ibrance treats is:

  • Cancer has spread to other parts of the body or it is advanced (severe) or metastatic (very advanced).

  • Cancer with hormone receptors (the hormones estrogen, progesterone, or both stimulate its growth)

  • Cancer cells that are HER2-negative do not have abnormally high levels of HER2 protein

A combination of Ibrance and certain hormone therapies is prescribed for this use. Using hormone therapy prevents estrogen, a hormone your body produces, from causing cancer cells to grow and multiply.

Both men and women can use Ibrance in certain cases.

Palbociclib is the active ingredient in Ibrance. You can take it by mouth in the form of capsules or tablets. There are three strengths available: 75 milligrams (mg), 100 milligrams (mg), and 125 milligrams (mg).

This type of breast cancer is treated with Ibrance, a targeted therapy. Breast cancer cells are targeted and slowed by it. Cells multiply and grow uncontrollably as a result of these processes.

Precautions

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking palbociclib and whenever you get a refill. Ask your doctor or contact one of our pharmacist if you have any questions.

You should take this medication once daily for 21 days, then stop taking it for 7 days as directed by your doctor. One treatment cycle has been completed. As directed by your doctor, continue taking the medication this way.

Capsultes or tablets are a available for this medication. Taking the capsule with food is recommended, while taking the tablet with or without food is possible. The medication should be swallowed whole. The capsules and tablets should not be crushed, chewed, opened, or split.

Broken or damaged capsules or tablets should not be taken. Do not take another dose of the medication that day if you vomit after taking the medication. The next day, take the next dose at the usual time.

It is determined by your medical condition, laboratory tests, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. All of your medications (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) should be disclosed to your doctor and pharmacist. If you experience any side effects, your doctor may stop your medication for a while or reduce your dose. For more information, consult your doctor.

You should avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you can. This medicine may cause side effects if you consume grapefruit. For more information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

The most benefit can be gained from this medication if it is used regularly. On the days when you are scheduled to take it, take it at the same time.

Use this drug only as prescribed. Do not increase the dose or use it more often or for longer than recommended. Neither your condition nor your risk of serious side effects will improve any faster.

Due to the risk of harming an unborn baby when this medication is absorbed through the skin and lungs, pregnant women or women who may become pregnant should not handle it or breathe its dust. For more information, click the pregnancy tab. 

Side Effects

There can be mild or serious side effects associated with Ibrance. Ibrance can cause some side effects, as shown in the following list. All possible side effects are not included in these lists.

Talk to your doctor or one of our pharmacist about the possible side effects of Ibrance. If you experience any side effects that are bothersome, they can give you tips on how to deal with them.

Ibrance can cause the following side effects:

Anemia (low red blood cell count)

Thrombocytopenia (low levels of platelets)

Viruses

Fatigue (low energy)

Vomiting and nausea

A diarrheal illness

Loss or thinning of hair

Pain or sores in the mouth

Anxiety

Appetite reduction

Rashness

Changes in liver function tests (may indicate liver damage)

A feeling of weakness (asthenia)

The flu


Ibrance can cause serious side effects. If you experience serious side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Feeling life-threatening or experiencing a medical emergency? Call 911.

The following are serious side effects and their symptoms.

Symptoms may include: Lung inflammation or scarring.

Breathing problems

Coughing

The pulmonary embolism is a blockage of blood flow in the lungs caused by a blood clot. The following symptoms may occur:

Breathing problems

Pain in the chest

The condition of neutropenia (low levels of certain white blood cells).

Allergic Reactions

Clinical studies of people taking Ibrance tablets or capsules did not report allergic reactions. If you suspect that you are having a severe allergic reaction to Ibrance, call your doctor immediately. If you think you are experiencing a medical emergency or have symptoms that feel life-threatening, call 911.

An allergic reaction can cause the following symptoms:

Swelling under the skin, usually in the eyelids, lips, hands, or feet

You may experience swelling in your tongue, mouth, or throat

Breathing problems

Drug Interactions

There is a possibility that drug interactions can alter how your medications work or increase your risk of serious side effects. There are not all possible drug interactions listed in this document. Provide your pharmacist and doctor with a list of all the products you use (including prescription and nonprescription drugs). Without your doctor’s approval, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine.

Palbociclib can be affected by other medications, which may affect its effectiveness. Among them are azole antifungals (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole), carbamazepine, phenytoin, rifamycins (such as rifampin), and St. John’s wort.

Pregnancy

Pregnant women or those planning to become pregnant should tell their doctors. Palbociclib is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Unborn babies may be harmed by palbociclib. While using this medication and for 3 months after the last dose, men with female partners of childbearing age should use reliable birth control methods. During and three weeks after the last dose, women of childbearing age should ask about reliable forms of birth control and have a pregnancy test before starting this medication. Discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor if you become pregnant.

Due to the risk of harming an unborn baby when this medication is absorbed through the skin and lungs, pregnant women or women who may become pregnant should not handle it or breathe its dust.

Breast milk is not known to pass through this drug. It is not recommended to breastfeed during treatment or for at least 3 weeks after treatment with this drug due to the possible risk to the infant. Breastfeeding should be discussed with your doctor.

Overdose

A person overdosing and experiencing serious symptoms, such as passing out or having trouble breathing, should call 911 immediately. Otherwise, contact a poison control center immediately. 1-800-222-1222 is the number to call for US residents wishing to contact their local poison control center.

Missed Dose

Missed doses should be skipped. The next day, take your next dose at your regular time. Catching up does not require double doses.

Storage

It is not recommended to flush medications down the toilet or pour them down the drain unless you have been instructed to do so. When the product has expired or is no longer needed, properly dispose of it. Get in touch with one of our pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more information.

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