Side Effect Management

KISQALI® (ribociclib)

KISQALI (ribociclib) side effect management

Tips for Managing Side Effects

Here’s a list of suggestions that your doctor may offer to help you manage some of the side effects of KISQALI® (ribociclib). Always talk to your doctor before making any changes to your diet or exercise routine.

General Tips for Staying Healthy While on KISQALI

  • Wash your hands often
  • Stay hydrated
  • Avoid anyone who is sick
  • Make an effort to spend time with friends and loved ones


  • Drink plenty of water, sports drinks, juice, or clear broth
  • Avoid spicy and/or greasy foods, alcohol, coffee, tea, and soda with caffeine
  • Avoid milk and dairy products
  • Eat food high in protein, such as beef, chicken, turkey, eggs, fish, and cheese
  • Eat small amounts of soft, bland food. Try the BRAT Diet: Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast

Nausea and Vomiting

  • Eat small meals throughout the day
  • Avoid eating when you feel nauseous
  • Take small sips of water throughout the day
  • Try meditation or other relaxation techniques


  • Get plenty of rest
  • Stay hydrated
  • Try getting small amounts of physical activity
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and caffeinated beverages at night


  • Inform your doctor as soon as you notice this skin condition
  • Avoid hot showers; use cool or lukewarm water


  • Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly
  • Don't share bath towels, drinking glasses, or anything else that can spread germs
  • Avoid large crowds of people during cold and flu season

If you have any side effects, you may need to stop taking KISQALI® (ribociclib) for a while, use a lower dose, or stop taking it permanently. Always follow your doctor’s instructions.