Alcrist is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for certain types of cancer such as leukemia, Hodgkin disease, and non-Hodgkin lymphomas.
It slows or stops the growth of cancer cells in the body.
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Drug information on Alcrist (Vincristine) from Alkem Laboratories Ltd. (Cytomed)
Drug Name : Vincristine
Vincristine(Oncovin) generic Alcrist is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for certain types of cancer such as leukemia, Hodgkin disease, and non-Hodgkin lymphomas. It slows or stops the growth of cancer cells in the body.
More Info about Vincristine
Trade Names for Vincristine
Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 1.4-1.5 mg/m2 once weekly. Max: 2 mg/week.
Most Common :
Constipation, abdominal cramps, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, mouth ulceration, diarrhea, intestinal necrosis and loss of appetite.
Painful urination, bed-wetting and increased urination.
High/low blood pressure and heart attack.
Bone marrow depression.
Fever and headache.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
Contraindicated in patients with demyelinating form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome (an inherited disorder of nerves).
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.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it in refrigerator (2°-8°C), protect from light.