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    Information about Vinorelbine

    Vinorelbine uses

    Vinorelbine is used in the treatment of breast cancer and non-small cell lung cancer.

    How vinorelbine works

    Vinorelbine blocks replication of genetic material (DNA) in the cancer cells. Thus it stops the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.

    Common side effects of vinorelbine

    Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Fatigue, Hair loss, Low blood platelets, Increased liver enzymes, Fever, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Bleeding, Constipation
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    Written By
    Dr. Arpit Bhatnagar
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    01 Jul 2019 | 12:52 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Vinorelbine

    • 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 Vinorelbine


    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 July, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)