Active ingredients: vincristine
What it is used for
Vincristine is used primarily in the treatment of acute leukaemia, usually as a component of various chemotherapeutic regimens. It has also been used as part of combination therapy in the treatment of Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's malignant lymphomas, rhabdomyosarcoma, neuroblastoma, Wilm's tumour, osteogenic sarcoma, mycosis fungoides, Ewing's sarcoma, carcinoma of the uterine cervix, breast cancer, malignant melanoma, oat-cell carcinoma of the lung and gynaecological tumours of childhood. Vincristine may be useful in patients with true idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura resistant to the usual treatment, but not recommended as primary treatment for this disorder
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear and colourless solution.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient vincristine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems