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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 only into a vein (IV). It must not be injected into the spine. Fatal reactions occur if vincristine is injected into the spine.

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.

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.




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