• Breast cancer

Ibrance Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Palbociclib 75mg, 100mg, 125mg; caps, tabs.

Pharmacological Class

Kinase inhibitor.

How Supplied

Caps, tabs—21


Generic Availability


Ibrance Indications


Treatment of hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer in combination with an aromatase inhibitor as initial endocrine based therapy in postmenopausal women or in men; or fulvestrant in patients with disease progression following endocrine therapy.

Ibrance Dosage and Administration


Swallow whole. Take caps (with food); tabs (with or without food). 125mg once daily for 21 consecutive days followed by 7 days off to complete a 28-day cycle, in combination with an aromatase inhibitor or with fulvestrant 500mg on Days 1, 15, 29, and once monthly thereafter (see each drug's full labeling for dosing/duration). In the combination with fulvestrant therapy: pre/perimenopausal women should be treated with LHRH agonists according to clinical standards. In the combination with aromatase inhibitor therapy for men: consider LHRH agonist. Dose modification for adverse reactions: First reduction: 100mg/day; Second dose reduction: 75mg/day; discontinue if <75mg/day required. Dose modification for hematologic or non-hematologic toxicities: see full labeling. Concomitant strong CYP3A inhibitors: avoid and consider alternative drug; if use necessary, reduce palbociclib dose to 75mg/day. Severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh Class C): 75mg once daily for 21 consecutive days followed by 7 days off to complete a 28-day cycle.


Not established.

Ibrance Contraindications

Not Applicable

Ibrance Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Ibrance Warnings/Precautions


Monitor CBCs prior to initiation and at start of each cycle, as well as on Day 15 of first 2 cycles, and as clinically indicated. Interrupt, reduce dose, or delay starting treatment cycles if Grade 3 or 4 neutropenia develops. If maximum of Grade 1–2 neutropenia develops in first 6 cycles, monitor CBCs for subsequent cycles every 3 months, at start of each cycle, and as clinically indicated. Monitor for interstitial lung disease (ILD)/pneumonitis; interrupt immediately if suspected. Permanently discontinue if severe ILD/pneumonitis occurs. Severe hepatic impairment. Hemodialysis. Embryo-fetal toxicity. Advise use of effective contraception during and for at least 3 weeks (females) or 3 months (males w. female partners) after the last dose. Pregnancy: exclude status prior to initiation. Nursing mothers: not recommended (during and for 3 weeks after the last dose).

Ibrance Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Ibrance Interactions


Avoid concomitant strong CYP3A inhibitors (eg, clarithromycin, indinavir, itraconazole, ketoconazole, lopinavir/ritonavir, nefazodone, nelfinavir, posaconazole, ritonavir, saquinavir, telaprevir, telithromycin, voriconazole), grapefruit or grapefruit juice; if unavoidable, reduce dose (see Adults). Avoid concomitant strong CYP3A inducers (eg, phenytoin, rifampin, carbamazepine, enzalutamide, St. John’s wort). May potentiate midazolam or other CYP3A substrates with narrow therapeutic index (eg, alfentanil, cyclosporine, ergots, everolimus, fentanyl, pimozide, quinidine, sirolimus, tacrolimus); reduce dose of these drugs.

Ibrance Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Neutropenia, leukopenia, infections, fatigue, anemia, nausea, stomatitis, alopecia, diarrhea, thrombocytopenia, decreased appetite, vomiting, rash, asthenia, pyrexia; febrile neutropenia, ILD/pneumonitis.

Ibrance Clinical Trials

See Literature

Ibrance Note

Not Applicable

Ibrance Patient Counseling

See Literature