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CYTOBLASTIN 10MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 276.93 for 1 vial(s) (10 ML injection each)
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Composition for CYTOBLASTIN

Vinblastine(10 mg)

food interaction for CYTOBLASTIN

alcohol interaction for CYTOBLASTIN

pregnancy interaction for CYTOBLASTIN

lactation interaction for CYTOBLASTIN

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Cytoblastin 10mg injection at a fixed time.
Avoid Cytoblastin 10mg injection with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Cytoblastin 10mg injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Cytoblastin 10mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for CYTOBLASTIN

Vinblastine(10 mg)

Uses

Cytoblastin 10mg injection is used in the treatment of breast cancer, kidney cancer, Hodgkin’s disease (a cancer of the lymph glands) and non-hodgkin's lymphoma.

How it works

Cytoblastin 10mg injection belongs to a group of medicines called vinca alkaloids. It works by interfering with the growth of cancer cells (inhibition of microtubule formation in the mitotic spindle) and slows their spread in the body by causing an arrest of cell division in metaphase.

Common side effects

Abdominal pain, Constipation, Muscle pain, Pain in ileus, Decreased white blood cell count

SUBSTITUTES for CYTOBLASTIN

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Expert advice for CYTOBLASTIN

  • In males vinblastine may cause aspermia (lack of semen causing infertility); in females vinblastine may cause amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), which may recover after some duration.
  • Take precautions while taking vinblastine as it may cause inflammation of mouth and lips (stomatitis) and neurological toxicity.
  • Avoid even accidental contamination of eyes with vinblastine, as it may cause severe irritation.
  • Vinblastine may cause acute kidney disease (nephropathy) related to uric acid level.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for CYTOBLASTIN

Vinblastine

Q.Is vinblastine a vesicant?
Vinblastine is a vesicant (irritant) and can cause damage to the blood vessels if it is not administered properly

Q.Is vinblastine toxic?
Vinblastine is not toxic, however if given by other route or came in contact with eyes, can cause the harmful effects

Q.How is vinblastine administered?
Vinblastine is administered by intravenous route only

Q.Does vinblastine cause hair loss/infertility?
Vinblastine may cause hair loss/infertility

Q.Where does vinblastine come from/ what plant does vinblastine come from?
Vinblastine is a plant alkaloid comes from the source called Vinca rosea Linn

Q.How does vinblastine prevent mitosis?
Vinblastine prevents mitosis by inhibition of microtubule formation.

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Content on this page was last updated on 20 May, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)