Taking Verzenio + fulvestrant
The recommended dose for Verzenio + fulvestrant is 150 mg twice daily, taken once in the morning and once at night.
You will receive 4 individual packs, each one containing your dose of 150-mg tablets for 7 days.
- Multiple tablet strengths (50 mg, 100 mg, and 150 mg) allow your doctor to make dose adjustments based on your tolerability
- If you need to reduce your dose due to tolerability, Verzenio is approved to be dosed as low as 50 mg twice daily, as directed by your doctor
- No matter what dose you are prescribed, you will take 1 tablet, 2 times a day, unless your doctor tells you otherwise
If your doctor prescribes:
The recommended starting dose of fulvestrant is 500 mg administered on days 1, 15, and 29 for the first month and once monthly thereafter
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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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