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Vincasar PFS Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is vincristine (Vincasar PFS)?
- What are the possible side effects of vincristine (Vincasar PFS)?
- What is the most important information I should know about vincristine (Vincasar PFS)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving vincristine (Vincasar PFS)?
- How is vincristine given (Vincasar PFS)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Vincasar PFS)?
- What happens if I overdose (Vincasar PFS)?
- What should I avoid while receiving vincristine (Vincasar PFS)?
- What other drugs will affect vincristine (Vincasar PFS)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Vincasar PFS)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your vincristine injection.
What happens if I overdose (Vincasar PFS)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme thirst with headache, nausea, vomiting, and weakness, or severe forms of the serious side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while receiving vincristine (Vincasar PFS)?
Avoid being near people who have colds, the flu, or other contagious illnesses. Contact your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Talk to your doctor about ways to avoid constipation while being treated with vincristine.
What other drugs will affect vincristine (Vincasar PFS)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- conivaptan (Vaprisol);
- diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Solareze);
- imatinib (Gleevec);
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- phenytoin (Dilantin);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), dalfopristin/quinupristin (Synercid), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- antifungal medication such as clotrimazole (Mycelex Troche), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- an antidepressant such as nefazodone;
- heart or blood pressure medication such as diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), felodipine (Plendil), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others;
- cancer medicines such as cisplatin (Platinol), carboplatin (Paraplatin), mitomycin (Mutamycin), or oxaliplatin (Elixatin); or
- HIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), saquinavir (Invirase), or ritonavir (Norvir).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with vincristine. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about vincristine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Vincasar PFS Information
- Vincasar PFS Drug Interactions Center: vincristine iv
- Vincasar PFS Side Effects Center
- Vincasar PFS Overview including Precautions
- Vincasar PFS FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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