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Brand name: Vinblastine (DBL)

Vinblastine (DBL) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) vinblastine. On this page you will find out more about Vinblastine (DBL), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: vinblastine

Information for medicine and pack size:
Vinblastine (DBL) 10 mg/10 mL injection solution, 5 x 10 mL vials

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Used in the treatment of Hodgkins' Disease (Stages III and IV) in combination therapy (with Adriamycin, Bleomycin and Dacarbazine as ABVD) and in the treatment of advanced testicular carcinoma (with Cisplatin and Bleomycin). In the palliative treatment of lymphocytic lymphoma, histiocytic lymphoma, Kaposi's sarcoma and Histiocytosis X. Advanced stages of Mycosis fungoides. May be used in the treatment of choriocarcinoma resistant to other chemotherapeutic agents; carcinoma of the breast, unresponsive to appropriate endocrine surgery and hormonal therapy.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A clear, colourless solution, free of visible particulate matter.
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
1 vial per carton pack: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5x10mg/10mL: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
1x10mg/10mL(E): Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
5x10mg/10mL(E): Not scheduled. Not considered by committee

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light,Do not Freeze,Refrigerate
Life time 24 Months
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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