Vincasar Pfs Solution For Injection 1Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Vincasar PFS: Solution for injection (1mg)

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What is this Medicine?

VINCRISTINE (vin KRIS teen) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like Hodgkin's disease, leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, neuroblastoma (brain cancer), rhabdomyosarcoma, and Wilms' tumor.

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Vincasar PFS 1mg/ml Solution for Injection

NDC: 000137456
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Wilms' Tumor, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL), Neuroblastoma, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), Hodgkin's Disease, Rhabdomyosarcoma

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Multiple Myeloma, Thymoma, Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC), Malignant Glioma, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Head And Neck Cancer, Trophoblastic Disease, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)

Vincasar PFS 1mg/ml Solution for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Vincasar PFS 1mg/ml Solution for Injection

Low Blood Sodium Levels Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
SIADH Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Bowel Obstruction Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
>30.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Vincasar PFS 1mg/ml Solution for Injection

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Vincasar PFS 1mg/ml Solution for Injection(Vincristine Sulfate)
Grapefruit juice and Vincristine(Vincristine Sulfate)
Although an interaction is possible, these drugs are sometimes used together. Side effects from Vinca Alkaloids (drugs to treat cancer such as Vinblastine, Vincristine, Vinorelbine) may get worse if you take Grapefruit Juice. Discuss any new or worsening side effects, especially severe or persistent constipation or tingling in the fingers or toes with your health care provider.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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