Verzenio

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Verzenio (chemical name: abemaciclib) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sept. 28, 2017 to be used in combination with Faslodex (chemical name: fulvestrant) to treat women diagnosed with hormone-receptor-positive, HER2-negative metastatic or advanced-stage breast cancer if the cancer progressed after hormonal therapy treatment.

Verzenio also was approved to be used alone to treat women and men diagnosed with hormone-receptor-positive, HER2-negative metastatic or advanced-stage breast cancer if the cancer progressed after hormonal therapy treatment and earlier chemotherapy for metastatic disease.

Verzenio is a pill taken by mouth. The recommended starting doses of Verzenio are 150 mg twice per day in combination with Faslodex or 200 mg twice per day used alone.

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