Vincristine Injection

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Vincristine Information

Vincristine is a prescription drug, available for use as Injection. It is typically used for the treatment of Blood Cancer. Other than this, Vincristine has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The right dosage of Vincristine depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Vincristine include Constipation, Blurred vision, Difficulty walking. While these are the most often observed Vincristine side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Vincristine are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Vincristine's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Vincristine related warnings talks about Vincristine's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Vincristine contraindications section.

Besides this, Vincristine may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

You should also be aware that Vincristine is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Vincristine Benefits & Uses

Vincristine is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Vincristine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Blood Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 30 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Blood Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 30 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Blood Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 3 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Blood Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 50 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Vincristine Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Vincristine safe for pregnant women?


    Vincristine should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Vincristine safe during breastfeeding?


    Vincristine should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Vincristine on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Vincristine on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Vincristine on the Liver?


    Vincristine may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Vincristine on the Heart?


    You can take Vincristine without any fear of damage to the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Vincristine with Other Drugs

Vincristine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe



Vincristine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Vincristine unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Vincristine

  • Is this Vincristine habit forming or addictive?


    Vincristine does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Vincristine you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Vincristine only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Vincristine is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Vincristine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Vincristine


    Taking Vincristine with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Vincristine


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Vincristine with alcohol.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Vincristine Sulfate

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 865

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1269-1271

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