Read the side effects of Vinflunine as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Constipation, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomatitis
or painful swelling and sores inside the mouth, indigestion
Heart attack, abnormal heart rhythms, increased heart rate, fluctuations in blood pressure, phlebitis or vein inflammation
Peripheral neuropathy, headache, dizziness, insomnia, fainting, taste disturbances, confusion, stabbing pain in the face or the head
or breathing difficulties, chest congestion, cough
Muscle pain, back pain, bone pain, muscle weakness, pain in the jaw and extremities
Skin: Hair loss
, rashes, itching, excessive sweating
Weight gain, chills, weakness, injection site reactions, abnormal lab values of platelets, RBCs, neutrophils, and sodium levels in the blood
Other Precautions :
If the vinflunine solution comes in contact with the skin, the contact area should be washed thoroughly with mild soap and water. If vinflunine comes in contact with the eyes or the mucous membrane, flush the affected area thoroughly with clean water and consult the doctor.
Any unused medication should be discarded as per the legal requirements as it is a cytotoxic agent which can affect or modify the living cells.
Vinflunine can cause slight drowsiness. Therefore patients must be advised not to perform skilled tasks such as driving or operating heavy machinery.