How often should I take Verzenio?
Take each dose of Verzenio by mouth 2 times a day—once in the morning and once in the evening, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
Same time every day
Try to establish a routine of taking your morning and evening doses at about the same times each day—for example, when you brush your teeth in the morning and before bed.
As directed by your doctor
Take Verzenio exactly as your doctor tells you. Your doctor may change your dose if needed. Do not stop taking Verzenio or change the dose without talking to your doctor.
What should I do if I miss a dose or get sick after taking a dose?
- If you miss a dose of Verzenio, or get sick after taking a dose, take your next dose at your regular time. Do not take an extra dose of Verzenio to make up for any dose you may have missed.
- For example, if you forget to take your morning dose, then you should only take your regular evening dose rather than doubling it.
If you take more Verzenio than was prescribed, call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
How should I take Verzenio?
- Swallow the prescribed number of Verzenio tablets whole. Do not chew, crush, or split before swallowing.
- You can take Verzenio with or without food.
- Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit products while taking Verzenio. Grapefruit may increase the amount of Verzenio in your blood.
Can other medicines affect Verzenio?
- Verzenio and certain other medicines can affect each other, causing serious side effects or changing the effect of Verzenio or other medications.
- Before starting any medication, make sure you talk to your doctor about all your other medications. Some examples include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Your doctor may need to change your dose.
What is overall survival?
- Overall survival (OS) is how long someone lives with cancer, either after being diagnosed or starting treatment. When taking treatment, OS is the days, months, or years that treatment may add to life.
What is progression-free survival?
- Progression-free survival (PFS) is the amount of time during and after treatment that the cancer doesn’t get worse. In other words, PFS is how long cancer growth is delayed from the time a treatment is started.
What is the difference between progression-free survival and overall survival?
- Progression-free survival (PFS) is the amount of time during and after treatment that the cancer doesn’t get worse. Overall survival (OS) is how long someone lives with cancer after being diagnosed or starting treatment.