Palbociclib and its Interactions with Food and Herbs

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Palbociclib interaction with Food and Herbs. It is important to know how to take the medication to avoid the drug-food interaction. This interaction can sometimes also reduce the effectiveness of the drug itself.

Drug Name : Palbociclib

Palbociclib is a kinase inhibitor which is prescribed along with letrazole (an aromatase inhibitor) for the treatment of certain type of hormone receptor positive breast cancer (estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative breast cancer) in postmenopausal

Palbociclib Interactions with Food and Herbs

Grapefruit Juice: Intake of grapefruit juice with palbociclib might increase the plasma concentration of the drug.
St. John's Wort: Being an enzyme inducer, St. John's Wort might decrease the serum drug level of palbociclib.


How to Take the Medication - Palbociclib

Palbociclib comes in the form of a capsule to be taken orally by mouth along with food. It is usually taken in combination with letrazole or fulvestrant for the treatment of breast cancer. Swallow the capsule as a whole. Do not ingest the capsule if it is found to be cracked or broken. Do not take extra dose to compensate the missed dose.



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