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Brand name: Vinblastine (DBL) TM

Active ingredients: vinblastine

What it is used 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.

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
  • Protect from Light
  • Do not Freeze
  • Refrigerate
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A clear, colourless solution, free of visible particulate matter.

Do I need a prescription?

These medicine packs are available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

  • 1 vial per carton pack pack
  • 5x10mg/10mL pack

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is Not Scheduled.

  • 1x10mg/10mL(E) pack
  • 5x10mg/10mL(E) pack

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient vinblastine

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.

Download leaflet

For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

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

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