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The patient should be warned to report immediately the appearance of sore throat, fever, chills, or sore mouth. Advice should be given to avoid constipation, and the patient should be made aware that alopecia may occur and that jaw pain and pain in the organs containing tumor tissue may occur. The latter is thought possibly to result from swelling of tumor tissue during its response to treatment. Scalp hair will regrow to its pretreatment extent even with continued treatment with vinblastine sulfate (vinblastine sulfate injection) . Nausea and vomiting, although not common, may occur. Any other serious medical event should be reported to the physician.
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/13/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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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