Chemo tablet Abemaciclib (verzenios)

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Morning all , just wondered if anyone had taken the chemo tablet Abemaciclib (verzenios), just wondered how severe the side effects are ?? Mainly the hair loss , is it severe, do you have total hair loss while on this tablet .Thankyou 

  • Hi  and J see it’s your first post so welcome. I have not had this drug but let’s look for other who have to get back to you.

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  • Hi Mel Jane
    I have been taking Abemaciclib for 12 months. It hasn't caused any hair loss. Possibly my hair grows a little slower than usual. The main side effect of this drug is diarrhoea. You can manage it with changing your diet. I avoid coffee, beer, caramelised onions, dairy immediately before a tablet, sugary foods in isolation (but it's OK after a meal). They will prescribe Imodium if you decide to take it. It reduces the risk of my cancer returning by 7 per cent so I think it's worthwhile. Wishing you all the best. 

  • Thankyou for your response, I was thinking of declining the treatment because of the hair loss but feel better about trying it now , thanks again 

  • Hi Mel Jan,  been on this tablet for about 15 months now was on 100g but on 50g now no hair loss coping quite well at moment got to have a Zoledronic acid infusion can effect bone density lack of calcium,  but that's me not everyone get it . Wish you well x