Generic name: Palbociclib
Brand name: Ibrance
The medication Palbociclib under the brand name Ibrance is a Kinase inhibitor in combination with letrozole used for the treatment of breast cancer (ER-positive and HER2-negative) in women after menopause.
Ibrance (Palbociclib) Uses
The medication is used for the treatment of a certain type of metastatic breast cancer after menopause. The drug is a chemotherapy medication which works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. Ibrance belongs to the class of drugs known as CDK 4/6 inhibitors. The medication is taken through mouth with the proper prescription of doctor; the prescription of the doctor is designed with different cycles the one cycle goes on to 21 days with food. To get more benefits continue taking the medication daily with prescription and proper diet, the dosage based on the medical condition and severity of the patient.
Ibrance (Palbociclib) Adverse effects
The common side effects from the medication includes loss of appetite, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, nausea, mouth sores, vomiting, numbness and hair loss may occur.
The severe side effects are symptoms of anemia and bruising or bleeding such as nose bleeding. If you have any of these symptoms tell your doctor before taking the medication. Make it confirm that your doctor examine the health risk other than benefits.
Ibrance (Palbociclib) Precautions
Before taking the medication let your doctor know if you are allergic to medications, this product contains some inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions. Do not take any vaccination or immunization without the consultancy of doctor.
This product can make you more likely to get infections or can worsen your infection, wash your hands to prevent germs and infections. The medication is not prescribed during pregnancy as it can harm an unborn infant.
Ibrance (Palbociclib) Interactions
If you are taking medications prescription and non prescription, herbals, vitamins and supplements for other medical problems tell your doctor or pharmacist. The interaction of drugs can affect the working of the medication and can originate different health problems and serious side effects.
The medications such as azole antifungal, carbamazine, rifamycins and phenytoin can interact with this product and can affect its working.