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Oncovin, Vincristine sulfate
Often used for:
Leukemia, Lymphoma, Brain tumors, Wilms tumor, Neuroblastoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, Other solid tumors
Vincristine is a type of chemotherapy. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cells. It is usually used in combination with other medicines.
Patients will have regular blood draws to check blood counts and monitor liver and kidney function.
Vincristine can cause tissue damage if it leaks from the vein. Patients may have irritation and skin damage at the IV site. Let a caregiver know if there is burning during administration.
Given as a liquid into a vein by IV or injection
Not all patients who take vincristine will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Some patients may experience long-term or late effects of treatment that may continue or develop months or years after treatment ends. Possible late effects due to vincristine include:
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.