If Vinorelbine accidentally leaks into surrounding tissue, the skin and/or muscle may be severely damaged. Notify your doctor immediately if you feel pain or irritation at the injection site. Fatalities have occurred when medicines similar to vinorelbine were injected into the spine. This drug is for intravenous (IV; into a vein) use only.
Vinorelbine can cause blood disorders (eg, granulocytopenia) than can decrease your ability to fight infection. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop signs of infection, such as persistent sore throat or fever.
Vinorelbine is an antineoplastic. It works by targeting cancer cells and interfering with their reproduction.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Vinorelbine . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Vinorelbine . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Vinorelbine may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Vinorelbine as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Vinorelbine .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Diarrhea; hair loss; nausea; vomiting; weakness.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; constipation; cough; numbness or tingling of your fingers or toes; pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site; shortness of breath; stomach pain; unusual bleeding or bruising.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Vinorelbine :
Vinorelbine is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Vinorelbine at home, store Vinorelbine as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Vinorelbine out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Vinorelbine . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.