PALBACE

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Palbace

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Medicine Details  

Brand Name: Palbace  

Generic Name: Palbociclib 

Manufacturer: Pfizer  

Dosage Form: Capsule  

Strength: 75mg, 100mg, and 125mg 

Composition: Palbociclib  

Packaging size: 21 capsules (21 / strip) 

Indication: Breast cancer 

Storage: Store at room temperature  

Overview  

Palbace (palbociclib) capsules are used in the treatment of breast cancer. This medicine belongs to a group of cancer-fighting medications called protein kinase inhibitors. It works by blocking the action of chemicals that cause cancer cells to divide and grow.  It is important to take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition and your response to the treatment. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way as it may lead to some severe side effects. Close monitoring of blood cell count is necessary while having treatment with this medicine.  

Pharmacodynamics 

Palbociclib inhibits cell growth and suppresses DNA replication in retinoblastoma tumor suppressor gene (RB) proficient cancer cells. RB cells present a significant increase in the proportion of cells in the G1 state and the presence of palbociclib produces effective dephosphorylation of RB, reduces proliferation, and induces senescence (a process by cell ages and permanently stops dividing). After the oral administration, the effect of this medicine can be observed between 6 to 12 hours. 

Usage 

Palbace (palbociclib) is an anti-cancer medication and it is also used to treat patients with a certain type of breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Take this medicine with food and swallow the whole capsule with a glass of water. Dosage is based on your medical condition and your response to the treatment. It is advisable not to change or stop the dose without taking suggestions from your doctor. Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice. Do not take the capsules that are broken.

Interactions 

Palbace capsules can interact with other medications. Interactions can increase the risk of side effects. Don’t forget to disclose and discuss your previous medical history with the doctor.  

Medicine Interactions  

  • Atazanavir  

  • Deferiprone  

  • Itraconazole  

  • Carbamazepine  

  • Lonafarnib  

  • Phenobarbital 

Disease Interactions   

  • Hepatic impairment  

  • Lung toxicity  

  • Renal impairment  

  • Neutropenia  

Alcohol Interaction 

  • Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.  

Contraindications 

  • Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Palbociclib.  

  • Palbace (Palbociclib) medicine is not recommended in patients known to be hypersensitive. 

Side effects   

This medicine may cause some mild or severe side effects. Discuss the risks and benefits of Palbace capsules with the doctor before starting the treatment. 

Common side effects  

  • Blurred vision  

  • Loss of appetite 

  • Sore throat  

  • Bleeding gums  

  • Difficulty in breathing  

  • Back pain  

  • Pale skin  

  • Unusual tiredness  

  • Chest pain  

  • Red spots on the skin 

  • Inflammation of the mouth  

  • Fever  

  • Rashes  

  • Unusual weakness  

  • Change in taste  

  • Ulcers  

  • Nose bleeds  

  • Unusual bruising  

  • Headache  

  • Blood in urine  

  • Chills  

  • Rapid heart rate  

  • Trouble in concentrating  

Serious side effects  

  • Diarrhea  

  • Hair loss  

  • Nausea  

  • Loss of strength  

  • Decrease in white blood cell and platelets   

  • Anemia  

  • Infections  

  • Vomiting  

Note - Contact your medical practitioner if any side effects occur. 

Dosage  

Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop or skip your regular dosing schedule.  

Missed dose  

  • It is advisable not to miss a dose. If you miss a scheduled dose of Palbace capsules, contact your doctor immediately.  

Overdose  

  • In case of an overdose of the Palbace capsule, the doctor will provide emergency medical treatment.

Warnings 

Before starting treatment with Palbace medicine, please inform your doctor about your previous medical history. If you experience any signs and symptoms while receiving this medication, do not ignore those symptoms because it may lead to higher risk. 

  • Contraception  

  • Use suitable methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.  

  • Children and adolescents  

  • Palbace capsules are not advisable for use in children. 

Warnings for female  

  • Pregnancy 

  • Do not use this medicine if you are planning to become pregnant. Avoid this medication at the time of pregnancy.  

  • Breastfeeding 

  • This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding unless it is essential. Please consult with your doctor before starting treatment with this medication. 

Precautions 

  • Palbace capsules may decrease white blood cells in some patients.  

  • Inform your doctor if you experience any side effects like - diarrhea, loss of strength, anemia, vomiting, hair loss, infections, and bleeding.  

  • Close monitoring of blood cell counts is required while having treatment with this medication.  

  • Avoid eating grapefruits and drinking grapefruit juice.  

  • Do not take 2 doses of Palbace capsules at the same time.  

Cautions 

  • Not safe for pregnant women.  

  • Do not breastfeed while receiving this medication. 

  • Do not skip your regular dosing schedule. 

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery.  

  • Do not crush or open the capsule.  

Q1. What is Plabace (Palbociclib)?  

Ans. It is an anti-cancer medication used in the treatment of breast cancer.  

Q2. How does Plabace work?  

Ans. It works by blocking the action of chemicals that cause cancer cells to divide and grow. 

Q3. In what strength is it available?  

Ans. This medicine is available in the strength of 75mg, 100mg, and 125mg.  

Q4. What are the side effects?  

Ans. Some common side effects are:- inflammation of the mouth, fever, rashes, pale skin, sore throat, blurred vision, etc.  

Q5. How to take this medicine?  

Ans. It is important to take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.  

Q6. What happens if I miss a dose?  

Ans. If you miss a scheduled dose of Palbace capsule, contact your doctor immediately. 

Q7. Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?  

Ans. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy.  

Q8. What should I avoid while receiving this medication? 

Ans. Avoid the consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit products.  

Q9. Can I consume alcohol while receiving this medicine?  

Ans. Please consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.  

Q10. Does this medicine affect liver function?  

Ans. Please consult your doctor before consuming this drug. 

Q11. Can I take this medicine during breastfeeding?  

Ans. This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding unless it is necessary.  

Q12. Can I drive after taking this medicine?  

Ans. This medicine may affect your vision and your ability to concentrate. 

Q13. What are the storage conditions?  

Ans. Store this medicine at room temperature.  

Q14.  Does this medicine affect Kidney function?  

Ans. Please consult your doctor before consuming this drug. 

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