• Breast cancer

Kisqali Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Ribociclib 200mg; tabs.

Pharmacological Class

Kinase inhibitor.

How Supplied

Blister packs—21 (1 x 21 tabs), 42 (3 x 14 tabs), 63 (3 x 21 tabs)

Generic Availability


Kisqali Indications


In combination with an aromatase inhibitor, as initial endocrine-based therapy, for the treatment of pre/perimenopausal or postmenopausal women with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer. In combination with fulvestrant, as initial endocrine-based therapy or following disease progression on endocrine therapy, for the treatment of postmenopausal women with HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer.

Kisqali Dosage and Administration


Swallow whole. Take preferably in the AM. 600mg once daily for 21 consecutive days followed by 7 days off treatment for a complete 28-day cycle. In combination with an aromatase inhibitor: refer to the drug's full labeling for the recommended dose. In combination with fulvestrant: give fulvestrant 500mg on Days 1, 15, 29, then once monthly thereafter. Pre/perimenopausal women on combination therapy: also treat with LHRH agonist. Concomitant strong CYP3A inhibitors: avoid; if unavoidable, reduce to 400mg once daily. Moderate and severe hepatic impairment: initially 400mg once daily. Severe renal impairment: initially 200mg once daily. Dose modifications for toxicity: see full labeling.


Not established.

Kisqali Contraindications

Not Applicable

Kisqali Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Kisqali Warnings/Precautions


Monitor for interstitial lung disease (ILD)/pneumonitis; interrupt immediately and evaluate if suspected. Permanently discontinue if recurrent symptomatic or severe ILD/pneumonitis occurs. Risk of severe cutaneous adverse reactions (eg, SJS, TEN, DiHS/DRESS), QT interval prolongation. Permanently discontinue if SJS, TEN, or DiHS/DRESS is confirmed; do not reintroduce. Assess ECG prior to initiation; start therapy only if QTcF <450 msec. Repeat ECG at Day 14 of Cycle 1, beginning of Cycle 2, and as clinically indicated; monitor more frequently if any QTcF prolongation occurs. Monitor serum electrolytes prior to initiation, at the beginning of the first 6 cycles, and as clinically indicated; correct any abnormality before starting. Avoid in patients with long QT syndrome, uncontrolled or significant cardiac disease including recent MI, CHF, unstable angina and bradyarrhythmias, electrolyte abnormalities. Perform LFTs prior to initiation; monitor every 2 weeks for first 2 cycles, at the beginning of each subsequent 4 cycles, and as clinically indicated; monitor more frequently if Grade ≥2 abnormalities noted. Perform CBC prior to initiation; monitor every 2 weeks for first 2 cycles, at the beginning of each subsequent 4 cycles, and as clinically indicated. Moderate to severe hepatic impairment. Severe renal impairment. Embryo-fetal toxicity. Pregnancy: exclude status prior to initiation. Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during and for ≥3 weeks after last dose. Nursing mothers: not recommended (during and for ≥3 weeks after last dose).

Kisqali Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Kisqali Interactions


Avoid concomitant strong CYP3A inhibitors (eg, boceprevir, clarithromycin, conivaptan, indinavir, itraconazole, ketoconazole, lopinavir/ritonavir, nefazodone, nelfinavir, posaconazole, ritonavir, saquinavir, voriconazole, grapefruit, grapefruit juice); consider alternatives or reduce dose (see Adult). Avoid concomitant strong CYP3A inducers (eg, phenytoin, rifampin, carbamazepine, St. John’s wort); consider alternatives. Caution with concomitant CYP3A substrates with a narrow therapeutic index (eg, alfentanil, cyclosporine, ergots, everolimus, fentanyl, midazolam, pimozide, quinidine, sirolimus, tacrolimus); may need to reduce these doses. Avoid concomitant tamoxifen or other drugs known to prolong QT interval (eg, amiodarone, bepridil, chloroquine, clarithromycin, disopyramide, halofantrine, haloperidol, methadone, moxifloxacin, ondansetron, pimozide, procainamide, quinidine, sotalol).

Kisqali Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Neutropenia, nausea, infections, fatigue, diarrhea, leukopenia, vomiting, alopecia, headache, constipation, rash, cough; hepatobiliary toxicity, lab abnormalities.

Kisqali Clinical Trials

See Literature

Kisqali Note

Not Applicable

Kisqali Patient Counseling

See Literature