How to use Ibrance
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking palbociclib and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily for 21 days, then stopping the medication for 7 days. This is one cycle of treatment. Continue taking the medication this way as directed by your doctor. Swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush, chew, or open the capsules. Do not take capsules that are broken or look damaged. If you vomit after taking the medication, do not take another dose of the medication that day. Take the next dose at the usual time the next day.
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The dosage is based on your medical condition, laboratory tests, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use. Your doctor may stop your medication for a while or reduce your dose if you get any side effects. Talk to your doctor for more details.
Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time on the days you are scheduled to take the medication.
Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of serious side effects will increase.