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vinblastine - injection

GENERIC NAME: VINBLASTINE - INJECTION (vin-BLAS-teen)

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WARNING: If vinblastine accidentally leaks into tissue around the injection site, the skin and/or muscle may be severely damaged. Tell your doctor immediately if you feel pain or irritation at the injection site. This drug is injected into a vein only. This medication must not be injected under the skin, into a muscle, or into the spine.

Deaths have occurred when vinblastine was injected into the spine. This medication should be clearly labeled for injection into a vein only. To prevent accidental injection into the spine, do not remove the syringe from its labeled outside cover until immediately before use.

USES: Vinblastine is used to treat cancer. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014



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