Supporting Team USA and those who are impacted by metastatic breast cancer


As a sponsor of Team USA, Verzenio is proud to partner with April Ross as she competes in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. When she is on the court, April honors her mother, Margie, who lived with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) for several years.



155,000 Americans

An estimated 155,000 Americans are currently living with metastatic breast cancer

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Metastatic breast cancer, also known as advanced or stage IV cancer, is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body

HR+, HER2-

HR+, HER2- is the most common type of MBC, representing roughly 60% of all cases

HER2=human epidermal growth factor receptor 2; HR=hormone receptor.

Verzenio is the only treatment of its kind that can be taken every day for women with HR+, HER2- metastatic breast cancer

April Ross Shield

About U.S. Olympian April Ross


April Ross is a two-time U.S. Olympian in beach volleyball. April and her teammate, Alix Klineman, are the top American duo and are considered one of the favorites to win gold in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. April’s approach to beach volleyball is to not only maximize her efforts to train and improve her skills but also to enjoy playing. She attributes this positive outlook to her mom, Margie, who lived with metastatic breast cancer for several years, yet never lost focus on her family.

When April lost her mom during her sophomore year at the University of Southern California (USC), the loss was difficult for April on many levels, leading her to reassess the direction she wanted for her life. At that time, she made a pact with herself to make her mom proud by focusing on schoolwork, a healthy lifestyle, and volleyball. Her efforts led to success in both the classroom and on the court, resulting in back-to-back national championships for USC. It is April’s relentless passion that has driven her to the point in her career where she is now.

April is also an advocate for those living with MBC today. By working with the Side-Out Foundation, April encourages high school and college volleyball teams to help raise money for metastatic breast cancer research.

This is a paid partnership between Lilly and April Ross.

Discover Verzenio as a treatment option for HR+, HER2- metastatic breast cancer


SELECT SAFETY INFORMATION

Verzenio may cause serious side effects, including:

Diarrhea is common with Verzenio, may be severe and may cause dehydration or infection. The most common time to develop diarrhea is during the first month of Verzenio treatment. Your doctor may stop your treatment, lower your dose, or tell you to wait to begin your treatment cycle if you have diarrhea.

At the first sign of loose stools, tell your doctor. You may be advised to start taking an antidiarrheal medicine (such as loperamide) and drink more fluids.

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Purpose and Safety Summary
Important Facts About Verzenio® (ver-ZEN-ee-oh). It is also known as abemaciclib.

Verzenio is a prescription medicine used to treat a type of breast cancer. It is a medicine you can take if:

  • You have a type of breast cancer called HR+/HER2– (hormone receptor positive/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2–negative) and the cancer has spread to other parts of the body (metastasized)
  • Verzenio is given along with an aromatase inhibitor as initial endocrine-based therapy for the treatment of postmenopausal women, along with fulvestrant in women whose disease has progressed after hormonal therapy, or by itself in adults whose disease has progressed after hormone therapy and prior chemotherapy

It is not known if Verzenio is safe and effective in children.

Warnings

Verzenio may cause serious side effects, including:

Diarrhea is common with Verzenio, may be severe and may cause dehydration or infection. The most common time to develop diarrhea is during the first month of Verzenio treatment. Your doctor may stop your treatment, lower your dose, or tell you to wait to begin your treatment cycle if you have diarrhea.

At the first sign of loose stools, tell your doctor. You may be advised to start taking an antidiarrheal medicine (such as loperamide) and drink more fluids.

Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia) are common with Verzenio and may cause serious infections that can lead to death. Your doctor should check your white blood cell counts before and during treatment. Tell your doctor right away if you have fever or chills.

Verzenio may cause severe or life-threatening inflammation (swelling) of the lungs during treatment that can lead to death. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any new or worsening symptoms, including:

  • trouble breathing or shortness of breath
  • cough with or without mucus
  • chest pain

Verzenio can cause liver problems. Tell your doctor right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms of liver problems:

  • Feeling very tired
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain on the upper right side of your stomach area (abdomen)
  • Bleeding or bruising more easily than normal

Verzenio may cause blood clots in your veins or lungs. These may be serious and have led to death. Tell your doctor if you have the following signs and symptoms of a blood clot:

  • Pain or swelling in your arms or legs
  • Fast breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fast heart rate
  • Chest pain

Verzenio can harm your unborn baby. Use effective birth control during treatment and for at least 3 weeks after the last dose of Verzenio and do not breastfeed during treatment with Verzenio and for at least 3 weeks after your last dose. Verzenio may affect the ability of males to father a child.

Common side effects

The most common side effects of Verzenio include:

  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Infections
  • Tiredness
  • Low red blood cell counts (anemia)
  • Low white blood cell counts (leukopenia)
  • Decreased appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia)
  • Hair thinning or hair loss (alopecia)

These are not all the possible side effects of Verzenio.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effects. You can report side effects at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Before using

Before you use Verzenio, tell your doctor:

  • If you have fever, chills, or other signs of infection
  • Have liver or kidney problems
  • About all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take a medicine that contains ketoconazole. Avoid grapefruit products while taking Verzenio. Grapefruit may increase the amount of Verzenio in your blood
How to take
  • Use Verzenio exactly as your doctor tells you
  • Take your doses of Verzenio at about the same time every day
  • If you vomit or miss a dose take your next dose at your regular time. Do not take 2 doses of Verzenio at the same time to make up for the missed dose
  • If you take too much Verzenio, call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away
Learn more

For more information, call 1-800-545-5979.

This summary provides basic information about Verzenio but does not include all information known about this medicine. Read the information that comes with your prescription each time your prescription is filled. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor. Be sure to talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider about Verzenio and how to take it. Your doctor is the best person to help you decide if Verzenio is right for you.

Verzenio® is a registered trademark owned or licensed by Eli Lilly and Company, its subsidiaries or affiliates.

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