Side effect(s) of Vinflunine

Read the side effects of Vinflunine as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Gastrointestinal: Constipation, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomatitis or painful swelling and sores inside the mouth, indigestion

Cardiovascular: Heart attack, abnormal heart rhythms, increased heart rate, fluctuations in blood pressure, phlebitis or vein inflammation

Nervous system: Peripheral neuropathy, headache, dizziness, insomnia, fainting, taste disturbances, confusion, stabbing pain in the face or the head

Respiratory: Dyspnea or breathing difficulties, chest congestion, cough

Musculoskeletal: Muscle pain, back pain, bone pain, muscle weakness, pain in the jaw and extremities

Skin: Hair loss, rashes, itching, excessive sweating

Others: 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.
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