Vincristine Injection 1 mg 1 Vial

 215.00

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Drug Strength: 1 mg
Drug Form : Injection
Pack Size : 1 vial
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Vincristine Injection contains Vincristine | belongs to Vinca alkaloid

SKU: pg_24037_33314 Categories: ,

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    How it works

    Vincristine Injection 1 mg 1 Vial works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells in your body.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for Vincristine Injection 1 mg 1 Vial

    • Blood in urine and stools rare
    • Injection site pain and warmth
    • Blurred or double vision
    • Constipation
    • Joint pain
    • Stomach cramps
    • Unusual bleeding or bruising rare
    • Dizziness
    • Loss of appetite

    Uses of Vincristine Injection 1 mg 1 Vial

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Malignant Disease

      This medicine is used in the treatment of various malignant diseases, that are cancerous and can invade other parts of the body.

    • Solid Tumors

      This medicine is used for the treatment of solid tumors.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.

    • Duration of Effect

      The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit-forming tendencies were reported.

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Vincristine Injection 1 mg 1 Vial or any other active ingredients present in the formulation.

    • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

    • Breast-feeding

      This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

    General Warnings
    • Intravenous adminstration

      This medicine should only be administered into a vein but in some cases, the medicine may leak into surrounding tissue leading to severe irritation or damage. The physician or nurse will monitor the site of administration for this reaction. Report to the doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms: pain, itching, redness, swelling, blisters, or sores in the place where the medication was injected.

    • Liver Disease

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of the liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

    • Driving or Operating machinery

      Use of this medicine may rarely cause drowsiness or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during the treatment with this medicine.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low. If you miss any scheduled session you should contact your doctor immediately and fix an appointment as recommended by your doctor.

    • Overdose

      Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Dexamethasone moderate
    • Atazanavir severe
    • Phenobarbital moderate
    • Erythromycin moderate
    • Itraconazole moderate
    • Atorvastatin moderate

    General Instructions

    This medicine is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to this medicine. Report all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions to the doctor before receiving this medicine.

    Other details

    • Usage does not depend on food timings
    • To be taken as instructed by doctor
    • May cause sleepiness

    References

    Additional Information>

    How to use Vincristine Injection 1 mg 1 Vial

    IV: Usually administered as slow (1-2 min) push or short (10-15 min) infusion; 24 hours continuous infusions are occasionally used.
    Reconstitution: Solutions for IV infusion may be mixed in NS or D5W.
    Compatibility: Stable in D5W, LR, NS.
    Stability: Store refrigerated at 2°C-8°C (36°F-46°F). Protect from light.

    what are the adverse effects of Vincristine Injection 1 mg 1 Vial?

    Alopecia, hypotension, hypertension, seizures, headache, rash, hyperuricaemia, constipation, GI upsets.

    What happens if I miss a dose of Vincristine Injection 1 mg 1 Vial?

    Adults & Elderly: Antineoplastic (typical dosages): IV: 0.4-1.4 mg/m², may repeat every wk or 0.4-0.5 mg/day continuous infusion for 4 days every 4 wk or 0.25-0.5 mg/m²/d continuous infusion for 5 days every 4 wk. Also refer individual protocols for dosages.
    Neuroblastoma: IV continuous infusion with doxorubicin: 1 mg/m²/day for 72 hr.
    Children: lt;10 kg or BSAlt;1 m²: Initial therapy: 0.05 mg/kg once wkly then titrate dose; max single dose: 2 mg. Children: gt;10 kg or BSAgt;1 m²: 1-2 mg/m², may repeat once wkly for 3-6 wk; max single dose: 2 mg.

    One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Vincristine Injection 1 mg 1 Vial. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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