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Abemaciclib
fidelis
1 Posts
Hello,

I’m hoping to find someone who has some experience with the drug abemaciclib - used to treat advanced breast cancer. I’ve been on palbociclib but was taken off because it raised my liver enzymes. If you’ve used this drug or have any tips or tricks I’d love to hear about them.
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supersu
498 Posts

@fidelis

good morning and welcome to this community!


you have found a great place to ask questions, find information, share experiences and get support virtually as you work thru your cancer story.
thanks for your post - it has the potential to help lots of others wanting to ask the same question.

I have not experienced abemaciclib/verzenio but I am hopeful your post will find it's way onto someones radar who has.

the cancer information specialists may be able to point you toward some reliable information: give them a call 1-888-939-3333.

cheers
su

#breastcancer #verzenio #abemaciclib

Runner Girl
2144 Posts

@fidelis

Welcome, I have not been on Verzenio (chemical name: abemaciclib) but have looked it up and can provide the following link and information for you and those who might be interested in knowing more about it.

https://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/targeted_therapies/verzenio

What to expect when taking Verzenio
Verzenio is a pill taken by mouth. The recommended starting doses of Verzenio are 150 mg twice per day in combination with Faslodex or an aromatase inhibitor, or 200 mg twice per day used alone.

There are certain medicines, supplements, and foods you should not take or eat if you are taking Verzenio:

  • You should not take a type of medicine called a strong CYP3A inhibitor because it increases the effects of Verzenio. This class of medicines includes antifungal medicines such as Nizoral (chemical name: ketoconazole).
  • You should not take a type of medicine called a strong CYP3A inducer because it decreases the effects of Verzenio. This class of medicines includes Rifamate (chemical name: rifampin), an antibiotic used to treat tuberculosis.
  • You should not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice because they can increase the effects of Verzenio.

Runner Girl

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