Vblastin injection: Uses, side effects, dosage

Manufacturer: Chandra Bhagat Pharma

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Trade name: Vblastin

Strength: 10 mg per 10 ml

Type: Injection

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: Vblastin 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: Vblastin 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.

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Dosage: As directed by your doctor.

Written by: : healthplus24.com team

Date last updated: August 24th, 2016