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The content of this website has been produced in line with the IBRANCE® Summary of Product Characteristics for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. IBRANCE® (palbociclib) Prescribing Information for Great Britain and Northern Ireland click here.  Adverse event reporting information can be found at the bottom of the page.

Adapting Breast Cancer Care during COVID-19 pandemic

Pfizer is committed to supporting its NHS colleagues during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

NHS England has released guidance on the management of Cancer Patients at this difficult time.1 This guidance provides the following recommendations which we believe we can provide assistance with:

  • Consider dispensing longer periods of oral medications if at all possible, to minimise patient exposure
  • Seek alternative methods to monitor and review patients on systemic therapies.

As such, we would like to bring to your attention the availability of our 3-month packaging for IBRANCE® (palbociclib).

​​​​​​​The 3-month packaging is available in addition to the 1-month packaging and can be ordered via the same process.

​​​​​​The following table provides some further useful information when ordering:

PRODUCT CODE

PIP

IBRANCE® TAB 125 mg x 63

416-5189

IBRANCE® TAB 100 mg x 63

416-5171

​​​​​​​IBRANCE® TAB 75 mg x 63

416-5163

We can confirm that we are not making any changes to the current Patient Access scheme. 

In line with our IBRANCE® Summary of Product Characteristics, for Patients who experience a maximum of Grade 1 or 2 Neutropenia in the first 6 Cycles, complete blood counts for subsequent cycles should be monitored every 3 months, prior to the beginning of a cycle and as clinically indicated.2

​​​​​​​These patients may benefit from the 3-month packaging.

Should you require any help or assistance with necessary coding for the 3-month packaging, please contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0345 608 8866. Alternatively, you can contact your local Pfizer representative.


AI : Aromatase Inhibitor, ET : Endocrine Therapy, HER2 : Human epidermal growth factor Receptor 2, HR : Hormone Receptor, LHRH : Luteinising Hormone-Releasing Hormone.
References
  1. NHS England. Clinical guide for the management of noncoronavirus patients requiring acute treatment: Cancer. Publications approval reference: 001559. Available at: https://www.nice.org.uk/Media/Default/About/COVID-19/Specialty-guides/cancer-and-COVID-19.pdf (accessed May 2021)
  2. IBRANCE® Summary of Product Characteristics for Great Britain click here. IBRANCE® Summary of Product Characteristics for Northern Ireland click here.
PP-IBR-GBR-4085. February 2022

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Indication

  • IBRANCE® is indicated for the treatment of HR+/HER2- locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer:
       - In combination with an aromatase inhibitor; or
    ​​​​​​​   - In combination with fulvestrant in women who have received prior ET

    In pre- or perimenopausal women, the ET should be combined with a LHRH agonist

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