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Vinblastine: "Vinblastine sulfate is contraindicated in patients who have significant granulocytopenia unless this is a result of the disease being treated. It should not be used in the presence of bacterial infections. Such infections must be brought under control prior to the initiation of therapy with vinblastine sulfate." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=f073b58e-56d6-4c8d-a ...Read more
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Vinblastine: It may cause nausea, vomiting, supression to blood counts - anemia, low white blood cells, low platelet, infection, diarrhea, numbness, tingling, bleeding etc. Please discuss in detail with your oncologist. To read more-open this link : http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682848.Html. ...Read more
Difficult to answer: This is a rare problem. There a only a few reported cases, and it is hard to offer a good answer for treatment. It can have a reversible component in some cases. There are some old cases where it was injected into the spinal fluid and fatal. ...Read more
Your doctor can addr: This should be addressed by your doctor . I need to know more about the circumstances which lead to this problem. It is not a condition which happens easily unless there was an accidental overdose of medication(vincristine, more often than vinblastine). Is the affected person functional or non functional due to encephalopathy? Tell me some more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor recommended methotrexate and vinblastine. I am just wondering if anybodytook them and how was the side effect?
Depends on dose: These drugs are given together to treat desmoid tumors, usually at low dose. The side effects include anemia, low white blood count, nausea and vomiting. Most people have only mild side effects with the low dose treatment for desmoids. Nausea and vomiting can be prevented with medication if that becomes a problem. ...Read more
Perhaps: Neither Prednisone nor vinblastine are directly linked to learning disorders. However, Prednisone can cause irritability, mood swings, sleep problems & vincristine can cause fatigue and depression which all can interfere with learning. Please discuss your concerns with your oncologist. She may be able to switch you to drugs you tolerate better. It may be possible to better support your learning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had cancer and I received treatment with chemotherapy, what are the possibilities of having kids. Bleomycin, Vinblastine, Doxorubicin, dacarbazine?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more