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Vinblastine Sulfate Consumer (continued)
Some products that may interact with this drug include: aspirin and other NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen), hydantoins (e.g., phenytoin), tolterodine, drugs that may harm the ears (e.g., cisplatin, carboplatin, aminoglycosides such as gentamicin), drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove vinblastine from your body (such as aprepitant, azole antifungals including itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole, macrolide antibiotics including erythromycin, rifamycins including rifabutin).
Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully since many contain pain relievers/fever reducers (NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or aspirin) that may increase your risk of bleeding. Low-dose aspirin should be continued if prescribed by your doctor for heart attack or stroke prevention (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams a day). Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Your doctor may direct you to limit citrus (and other foods/products that increase the acid level of urine) during treatment. Consult your doctor.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: seizures.
NOTES: Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., complete blood counts) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: For the best possible benefit, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of this medication as directed. Keep all your medical/lab appointments. If you miss a dose, contact your doctor to establish a new dosing schedule.
STORAGE: Consult the product instructions and your pharmacist for storage details. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For information about enrolling in MedicAlert, call 1-888-633-4298 (US) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Information last revised March 2013. Copyright(c) 2013 First Databank, Inc.
Additional Vinblastine Sulfate Information
- Vinblastine Sulfate Drug Interactions Center: vinblastine iv
- Vinblastine Sulfate Side Effects Center
- Vinblastine Sulfate Overview including Precautions
- Vinblastine Sulfate FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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