Vinblastine is used in the treatment of different types of cancer, such as Langerhan cell histiocytosis, Kidney Cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, choriocarcinoma , Testicular cancer, Non small cell lung cancer, Breast cancer and also Head and neck cancer.
How it Works
Vinblastine is known as an anti cancer medication. Vinblastine works by interfering with the growth of cancer cells in the body. It does this by blocking the replication of the genetic material or the DNA in the cancer cells. Thus it stops the growth and multiplication of cancer cells and also stops them from spreading. Patients should not consume vinblastine if they have severely low white blood cell counts, or even an untreated or uncontrolled bacterial infection as this can cause danger to their health.
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Vinblastine can include the symptoms below; Nausea, Vomiting, Decreased appetite, Decreased white blood cell count, Diarrhoea, Fever, Cough