Side Effect Management

KISQALI® (ribociclib)

KISQALI (ribociclib) side effect management

Tips for Managing KISQALI 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

Hand Washing

Wash your hands often


Avoid anyone who is sick


Eat a well-balanced diet

Stay hydrated

Stay hydrated


Make an effort to spend time with friends and loved ones


Make sure to get enough sleep and rest

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  • 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
  • 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 for a while, use a lower dose, or stop taking it permanently. Always follow your doctor’s instructions.