Trade name: Cytoblastin
Strength: 10 mg per 10 ml
Active ingredient: Vinblastine
Category: Vinblastine belongs to a group of drugs called vinca alkaloids. It is an antineoplastic agent.
Pregnancy category: Vinblastine belongs to US FDA pregnancy category D (Positive evidence of risk).
Uses: Cytoblastin injection is used to treat certain types of cancers. (breast cancer, lung cancer, testicular Cancer, kaposis Sarcoma, hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkins lymphoma)
How to use: Cytoblastin injection is given in to the vein by health care provider. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication, which helps to remove the drug from the body and to avoid constipation. It is usually given once in a week. The treatment plan is depend on the type of cancer you have.
Side Effects: Pain or redness at the injection site, nausea and vomiting, constipation, stomach pain, tiredness, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite.
Dosage: As directed by your doctor.
Written by: : healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: August 24th, 2016
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