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Vinorelbine Injection

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Vinca Alkaloid Cancer-related

Vinorelbine Injection - What is it for

​Vinorelbine Injection is chemotherapy drug used to treat certain types of cancer.

Vinorelbine Injection - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Vinorelbine Injection cause?

Early side effects

  • Mild nausea and vomiting may occur
    There are medications available, which may decrease these side effects. If you are given these medications, take them as directed.
  • Pain or skin damage similar to a burn may happen if the drug leaks outside the vein

Delayed side effects

  • Fatigue may be experienced
  • A drop in the blood counts may occur 7 to 10 days after treatment
  • Temporary hair loss may occur 2 to 3 weeks after treatment
  • Tingling or numbness on fingers and toes may occur after several treatments
  • Mild constipation with abdominal cramping may occur

Please seek medical attention if any of the following occurs:

  • Fever of 38°C or higher
  • Redness, swelling, pain or burning sensation at the injection site
  • Severe constipation not relieved by the use of laxatives
  • Persistent dry cough or shortness of breath

Before taking Vinorelbine Injection, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Vinorelbine Injection?

Vinorelbine Injection - Dosage and How to Use

How should Vinorelbine Injection be used?

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Vinorelbine Injection - Handling

How should I handle Vinorelbine Injection safely?

Vinorelbine Injection - Storage

How should I store Vinorelbine Injection?

How should I dispose of Vinorelbine Injection safely?

Vinorelbine Injection - Additional Information

  • Updated on Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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