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This page contains brief information about ribociclib and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.

US Brand Name(s)            Kisqali
FDA Approved                   Yes

FDA label information for this drug is available at DailyMed.

Use in Cancer

Ribociclib is approved to be used with other drugs to treat:

  • Breast cancer that is hormone receptor positive (HR+) and HER2 negative(HER2-) and is advanced or has metastasized (spread to other parts of the body). It is used:
    • With an aromatase inhibitor in women who have not been treated with hormone therapy.
    • With fulvestrant in postmenopausal women who have not been treated with hormone therapy or whose disease got worse during treatment with hormone therapy.

Ribociclib is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.

More About Ribociclib

Definition from the TCH Drug Dictionary – Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.

MedlinePlus Information on Ribociclib – A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:

  • warnings about this drug,
  • what this drug is used for and how it is used,
  • what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
  • what you should know about this drug before using it,
  • other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
  • possible side effects.

Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.