What is Palbociclib
Palbociclib is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Palbociclib is used to treat certain types of breast cancer. It is usually given after other cancer medications have been tried without success.
Benefits of Palbociclib
and Its Uses.
Palbociclib is a cancer medication that works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. Palbociclib is used to treat breast cancer.
Palbociclib is effective at treating breast cancer by inhibiting the cyclin-dependent kinases 4 and 6 (CDK4/6), which are responsible for the progression of the disease. Palbociclib is the first CDK4/6 inhibitor to be approved by the FDA for the treatment of breast cancer.
Palbociclib is typically prescribed in combination with other cancer medications, such as letrozole, fulvestrant, or an aromatase inhibitor. These medications work to block the estrogen that can help cancer cells grow.
Palbociclib is a pill that is taken by mouth. It is typically taken once a day, but may be taken twice a day depending on your individual dosage.
Palbociclib is a prescription
Side Effects and Dosage of Palbociclib
Palbociclib is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Palbociclib is used to treat breast cancer.
Palbociclib is usually given after other cancer medications have been tried without success.
Palbociclib may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Palbociclib comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with or without food.
Do not crush, chew, or break a tablet. Swallow it whole.
Take palbociclib at around the same time every day.
Your doctor may need to change the dose of palbociclib depending on your blood test results.
Palbociclib can cause a decrease in the number of white blood cells and platelets in your blood, which can make you susceptible to infection and bleeding. Call your