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vincristine - injection, Oncovin

GENERIC NAME: VINCRISTINE - INJECTION (vin-CRISS-teen)

BRAND NAME(S): Oncovin

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WARNING: This drug is to be given by injection only into a vein. It must not be injected into the spine or into other areas of the body since fatal reactions have occurred.

If vincristine leaks out of the vein into the surrounding area, it may cause serious skin and tissue damage. Tell your health care professional immediately if you experience pain, irritation, redness, or swelling at the injection site. Prompt treatment of the leakage will help reduce discomfort and possible skin damage.

Vincristine injection is different than vincristine liposomal injection. The two drugs have different dosage recommendations.

USES: Vincristine is used to treat various types of cancer. It is a cancer chemotherapy drug that is usually used with other chemotherapy drugs to slow or stop cancer cell growth.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014



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