vinCRIStine (generic name)

It slows the growth of cancer cells
(vin KRIS teen)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • confusion or changes in emotions or moods
  • constipation
  • cough
  • mouth sores
  • muscle weakness
  • nausea and vomiting
  • pain, swelling, redness or irritation at the injection site
  • pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
  • problems with balance, talking, walking
  • seizures
  • stomach pain
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea
  • hair loss
  • jaw pain
  • loss of appetite

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

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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