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Vinorelbine (Oral)

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Vinca Alkaloid Navelbine® Cancer-related

Vinorelbine (Oral) - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Vinorelbine (Oral) cause?

  • Nausea and vomiting
    There are medicines available, which may prevent or decrease these side effects. If you are given these medicines, take them as directed.
  • Constipation with abdominal cramping
  • Mild to moderate fatigue or weakness
  • Muscle pain
  • Decreased white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets
    This may increase your chances of getting infections, bruising or bleeding and feeling tired.
  • Temporary hair loss may occur several weeks after treatment
  • Numbness, tingling or burning sensation on fingers and toes may occur after several treatments

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Fever of 38°C or higher, sore throat, severe mouth sore
  • Unusual bruising, bleeding or black tarry stools
  • Chest pain, sudden onset or gradual worsening of cough or breathlessness
  • Severe constipation not relieved by laxatives, with severe abdominal pain
  • Yellowing of the eyes or skin and dark tea-coloured urine
  • Allergic reaction e.g. rashes, facial swelling

Before taking Vinorelbine (Oral), what precautions must I follow?

  • Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you:
      • Have any other medical conditions e.g. heart problems.
      • Are taking any long-terms medicines or supplements, and if you plan to start any new ones.
      • Plan to have any vaccination or just had one, especially yellow fever vaccination.
  • Effective birth control measures are recommended for both men and women during and up to 3 months after treatment with Vinorelbine. Inform your doctor if you plan to or suspect that you are pregnant.
  • Do not breastfeed while taking Vinorelbine. Inform your doctor if you have any intentions to.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Vinorelbine (Oral)?

Vinorelbine (Oral) - Additional Information

  • Updated on Tuesday, October 17, 2017
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

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