Ibrance is more commonly known by its generic name of palbociclib. It is a cancer medicine which works by interfering with the spread and growth of cancer cells inside the body.

It can be prescribed to both men and women as it can treat some types of advanced breast cancer which already spread to different body parts.

Postmenopausal women may also be prescribed with this medicine along with letrozole (Femara), a hormonal drug. Others may use it along with fulvestrant.

Things to remember

The doctor needs to know the history of the patient including allergies, current medical condition and other medicines currently being used.

Of course, this is not advisable for pregnant women. It should also not be given to those who are looking to conceive a child. This can be very harmful to the unborn baby. A negative pregnancy test may even be required prior to taking Ibrance.

Taking the medicine

The medicine is prescribed for a 28-day cycle of treatment. It may be required that the intake is only during the first three weeks of each cycle. It will be the doctor’s decision as to how long it will be given to you.

It needs to be taken with food. It may be advisable to take it at the same time every day. It is not recommended to chew, crush or break it as it needs to be swallowed entirely.

Usual dosing

In a 28-day cycle, 125mg once a day is given orally for 21 days and then 7 days without treatment.

Side effects

Although there are too many side effects that you may feel while you take this medicine,  some of the more common ones are:

* Congestion of the ear

* Tarry, black stools

* Cough

* Body pains and aches

* Loss of voice

* Fever

* Sneezing

* Sore throat

* Difficulty of breathing

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  1. December 29, 2017

    Indeed, Ibrance (palbociclib) is among the best, perhaps the best cancer medicine that interferes with the spread and growth of cancer cells in the body. It is used in bot men and women to treat certain types of advanced breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Ibrance is a reversible small molecule cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitor.

  2. January 13, 2018

    By experts opinion that one of the oldest hormone treatments for hormone receptor-positive breast cancer is to stop the ovaries from making estrogen and it’s called ovarian suppression.And, Medications called gonadotropin or luteinizing releasing hormone (GnRH or LHRH) analogs stop the ovaries from making estrogen, causing temporary menopause. I have pleased to read the entirety of the post as mentioned above in detail. Thanks!

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