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(vinorelbine tartrate) for Intravenous Injection
NAVELBINE (vinorelbine tartrate) is a semi-synthetic vinca alkaloid for intravenous injection. Chemically, vinorelbine tartrate is 3',4'-didehydro-4'-deoxy-C'-norvincaleukoblastine [R(R*,R*)-2, 3-dihydroxybutanedioate (1:2)(tartrate)] and has the following structure:
C45H54N4O82C4H6O6 M.W. 1079.12.
NAVELBINE Injection is a sterile nonpyrogeinc aqueous solution. Each milliliter of solution contains 10 mg vinorelbine tartrate in Water for Injection. The pH of NAVELBINE Injection is approximately 3.5.
What are the possible side effects of vinorelbine (Navelbine)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- signs of infection such as fever, chills, flu symptoms, mouth and throat ulcers, rapid heart rate, rapid and shallow breathing, fainting;
- cough, bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing);
- severe constipation, stomach pain, bloody or black stools;
- pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath,...
What are the precautions when taking vinorelbine tartrate (Navelbine)?
Before using vinorelbine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: decreased bone marrow function/blood cell disorders (e.g., anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia).
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, numbness/tingling of the hands or feet, blockage of the stomach/intestines (e.g., obstruction, paralytic ileus), heart disease.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/7/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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