Email bookmark
Font : A-A+

Drug information on Alcrist (Vincristine) from Alkem Laboratories Ltd. (Cytomed)


Alkem Laboratories Ltd. (Cytomed)
Generic : Vincristine
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
Medindia currently has information on 3080 generic drugs and 110,056 brands that have their prices listed. New drugs with their prices are listed as and when they get approved by the drug controller. Please do write to us ( if a drug is missing from our comprehensive drug price list.

Medical Condition(s) for which Alcrist may be prescribed

Side effects of Alcrist

   Most Common : Hair loss.

   Gastrointestinal : Constipation, abdominal cramps, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, mouth ulceration, diarrhea, intestinal necrosis and loss of appetite.

   Genitourinary : Painful urination, bed-wetting and increased urination.

   Heart : High/low blood pressure and heart attack.

   Blood : Bone marrow depression.

   Miscellaneous : Fever and headache.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 1.4-1.5 mg/m2 once weekly. Max: 2 mg/week.

How to use Alcrist?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

When is Alcrist not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with demyelinating form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome (an inherited disorder of nerves).

Warnings and Precautions for Alcrist

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of infection, decrease in blood counts, blood problems due to chemotherapy, liver disease, muscle problems, nerve disease, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Alcrist

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Alcrist

Store it in refrigerator (2°-8°C), protect from light.

Disclaimer : Change in the rate of medication is possible and the rates shown maybe more or less than the rate displayed due to added GST and pricing changes made by the companies.
Premium Membership Benefits
Buy Medicines (Drug) at Concessional Price from India
Substitutes for Alcrist

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.