vinorelbine - injection, Navelbine

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GENERIC NAME: VINORELBINE - INJECTION (vye-nor-ELL-bean)

BRAND NAME(S): Navelbine

Warning | Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

WARNING: This medication must be given only by injection into a vein (intravenously-IV) by a trained healthcare professional. Deaths have occurred with medications similar to vinorelbine that were injected into the spine.

Vinorelbine can lower your blood cell counts (bone marrow suppression) and lower your ability to fight an infection. Your doctor will follow your blood counts closely. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any signs of an infection such as fever, chills, or persistent sore throat.

If this medication accidentally leaks out of your vein into surrounding tissue, the skin and/or muscle may be severely damaged. Tell your doctor immediately if you have pain, redness, swelling, or discoloration at the injection site.

USES: Vinorelbine is used to treat various types of cancer. It is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping cancer cell growth.

HOW TO USE: Vinorelbine is given by injection only into a vein by a healthcare professional. It is usually given over 6-10 minutes, once a week, or as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to therapy, and body size.If this medication comes into contact with your skin, wash your skin immediately and completely with soap and water. If vinorelbine gets into your eyes, flush them immediately and completely with water, and contact the doctor.

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