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
- 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.
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
- 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
- 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.
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