It is important to understand that ribociclib is not a traditional chemotherapy drug and has a different way of working. It works by targeting the cancer cells to stop them growing and spreading. The treatment schedule below explains how the drug for this treatment is given.
|This treatment cycle is repeated every 28 days. Your doctor will advise you how long to take the treatment for.
||How it is given
|1 to 21
Take orally ONCE a day at the same time each day (preferably in the morning).
Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water. Do not break, crush or chew.
If you forget to take a dose or vomit a dose, take your normal dose the next time it is due. Do not take an extra dose.
|22 to 28
||Do not take ribociclib tablets from day 22 to day 28
Ribociclib is available as 200 mg tablets. It is important that you take the correct number of tablets and understand how to take them. Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to complete the table below with the correct number of tablets for you:
|200 mg tablets
Ribociclib is used in combination with hormonal therapy. This will either be an injection (called fulvestrant) or a tablet (called an aromatase inhibitor e.g. letrozole or anastrozole). Your doctor with discuss your treatment plan with you.