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Composition for VINELBINE

Vinorelbine(50 mg)

food interaction for VINELBINE

alcohol interaction for VINELBINE

pregnancy interaction for VINELBINE

lactation interaction for VINELBINE

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Vinelbine 50mg injection at a fixed time.
Avoid Vinelbine 50mg injection with grapefruit juice.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Vinelbine 50mg 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.
Vinelbine 50mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Vinorelbine(50 mg)


Vinelbine 50mg injection is used alone or in combination in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer and advanced breast cancer which is non-responsive to other medication.

How it works

Vinelbine 50mg injection is a cytotoxic drug that belongs to a class of medications called vinca-alkaloids. It kills rapidly dividing cells (e.g. cancer cells) thus slowing down the spread of cancer in the body.

Common side effects

Chills, Constipation, Running nose, Cough, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Altered taste, Difficulty in swallowing, Easting disorder, Fatigue, Weakness, Headache, Increased sweating, Itching, Jaw pain, Loss of appetite, Mouth inflammation, Mouth ulcer, Gastrointestinal inflammation, Nausea, Sleepiness, Stomach pain, Viral infection, Vomiting, Weight loss


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Expert advice for VINELBINE

  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart problems, vascular problems or low production of blood cells from the bone marrow (myelosupression); liver problems or have had radiotherapy around the liver.
  • Do not take live or attenuated vaccines during therapy and avoid contact with people who receive them.
  • Use two methods of contraception while on this therapy and 3 months after it to avoid pregnancy.
  • Men should not father a child while on this therapy and 3 months post it. They should also seek guidance and counselling on sperm conservation before taking this therapy.
  • Avoid contact with skin, eyes or mucosa as vinorelbine may cause irritation. Thoroughly wash the skin area, in case of skin contact with the medicine.
  • Take vinorelbine preferably with a light meal to reduce nausea. Soft capsule gels of vinorelbine should not be taken with hot fluids, as the medicine may quickly dissolve.
  • Vinorelbine is not recommended in children below 18 years.

Frequently asked questions for VINELBINE


Q. Is vinorelbine a vesicant?
Yes, vinorelbine is a vesicant.
Q. Is vinorelbine effective?
Vinorelbine is effective for the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor for your condition.
Q. How is vinorelbine administered?
Vinorelbine is administered as an intravenous infusion.
Q. Does vinorelbine cause hair loss?
Vinorelbine has hair loss as a side effect. Please inform your doctor about any side effects that you may observe while on therapy.


Content on this page was last updated on 01 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)