Verzenio adjuvant

Hi, I understand that I am not allowed to take Ibuprofen while on this drug and, being an older person, I do have aches and pains I sometimes take this for. Can you tell me what painkillers would be acceptable please?

I’m on Palbociclib and Letrozole and was told I couldn’t take ibuprofen with the Palbociclib but ok to take Naproxen
Please check with pharmacy first though xx

Really? I’ve just started taking this and wasn’t told about ibuprofen. I will have to ask when they hopefully call me tomorrow.

Hello lollyscott,

Thanks for posting. It’s understandable you want to take some pain relief for aches and pains.

We’ve checked the health professional and patient information for Versenios (abemaciclib) and neither mention avoiding ibuprofen. A side effect of abemaciclib is bruising and bleeding. Ibuprofen belongs to a group of drugs called non–steroidal anti-inflammatory (as does naproxen). A side effect of these is also bleeding so this may be why it’s been suggested you avoid ibuprofen.

We are not sure who said not to take it but do check with your treatment team or a pharmacist as @lindah74 says. Many people find they can take paracetamol so again let your team know about your aches and pains and what might be best to help control these.

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