What is Verzenio prescribed for?
Verzenio is a prescription medicine used in combination with endocrine (hormone) therapy (tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor) to treat adults with HR+, HER2–, node-positive, early breast cancer with a high risk of coming back as determined by your healthcare provider.
Is Verzenio the same as Ibrance?
Official Answer. Both Verzenio and Ibrance belong to the same class of medicine, called CDK 4/6 inhibitors. Because they are both in the same class of medicines, clinically, there seems no advantage in switching from one to another if one drug fails.
How effective is Verzenio?
When other advanced or metastatic breast cancer treatments (hormonal treatments and prior chemotherapy) stopped working, Verzenio helped delay the growth and spread of cancer in a clinical study. 19.7% of women taking Verzenio alone saw their tumors shrink by 30% or more.
How long does it take for Verzenio to start working?
Official Answer. Although Verzenio starts inhibiting CDK4/6 enzymes quickly, it may take up two to four months before any change in outcomes, such as progression-free survival are noted. Verzenio reaches consistent blood levels within five days of taking it twice a day.
How many years do you take Verzenio?
Verzenio in early breast cancer Patients in both treatment arms were instructed to continue to receive hormone therapy for up to 5 to 10 years as recommended by their doctor. The primary endpoint of the study (still ongoing) is invasive disease-free survival (IDFS).
How much longer do you live with Verzenio?
Verzenio® (abemaciclib) Significantly Extends Life by a Median of 9.4 Months for Women with HR+, HER2- Advanced Breast Cancer in MONARCH 2 Study.
How many years can I take Ibrance?
Ibrance is effective in delaying disease progression for over 2 years when used with letrozole in metastatic breast cancer patients who have not been treated with hormonal therapy before.
What is stronger than Ibrance?
Verzenio can be used as monotherapy or in combination with other treatments. Ibrance is always taken in combination with either an aromatase inhibitor or fulvestrant. Verzenio is more likely than Ibrance to cause severe diarrhea.
How quickly does Verzenio work?
How long can you stay on Verzenio?