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Vincristine Sulphate (Vincristine) Drug Price and Information

Vincristine Sulphate 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.

Vincristine Sulphate

  Injection
VHB Lifesciences Inc.
Generic : Vincristine
 45.00
1ml
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    Drug Name : Vincristine

    Vincristine(Oncovin) generic Vincristine Sulphate 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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    Trade Names for Vincristine

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    Oncovin, Vincasar
    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 Vincristine Sulphate may be prescribed


    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.

    Side effects of Vincristine Sulphate

    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.

    How to use Vincristine Sulphate?

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

    When Should Vincristine Sulphate not be taken? (Contraindications)

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

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    Warnings and Precautions for Vincristine Sulphate

    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 Vincristine Sulphate

    Avoid excess dosage.

    Storage Conditions for Vincristine Sulphate

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



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