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Drug information on Biocristin (Vincristine) from Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Biocristin

  Injection
Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Generic : Vincristine
 54.00

Drug Name : Vincristine

Vincristine(Oncovin) generic Biocristin 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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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Biocristin may be prescribed


Side effects of Biocristin

   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 Biocristin?

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

When is Biocristin 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 Biocristin

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 Biocristin

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Biocristin

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



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