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Can a fever arrise from taking navelbine (vinorelbine)?

Can a fever arrise from taking navelbine (vinorelbine)?

Talk to oncologist: Any fever when you are on a chemotherapy drug should be reported to your oncologist. If your white blood count is low a fever may be a serious problem that needs immediate attention. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Vinorelbine (Definition)

Vinorelbine tartrate is a cell division inhibitor which is a ...Read more


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Can you get fever from taking navelbine (vinorelbine)?

Can you get fever  from taking navelbine (vinorelbine)?

Yes: Not necessarily as a direct effect of the drug, but either due to tumor lysis, to allergic reactions, or you may develop infections coincidentally. It is not a generally reported side-effect of this medication, but no drugs are free of some associated complications. ...Read more

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Stage IV nsclc squamous - non operable but currently being treated with navelbine (vinorelbine) and cistplatin. The stage is t3n3 m1b - what are the survival stats?

Stage IV nsclc squamous - non operable but currently being treated with navelbine (vinorelbine) and cistplatin. The stage is t3n3 m1b - what are the survival stats?

Not good: While survival is related to the response to the chemotherapy, survival with advanced stage lung cancer is not good. Over half have died by 8 months, and at 5 years fewer than 10% are alive. Individual response varies, and these are statistics...Remember, people are not "numbers." i hope this helps. ...Read more

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With cancer patients, is navelbine (vinorelbine) something that kills cancer cells?

With cancer patients, is navelbine (vinorelbine) something that kills cancer cells?

Also called by its: Generic name, vinorelbine, it is a mitotic spindle inhibitor, and the new "v" drug added in the 1990's. It enjoys a prominent role in nsclc lung cancer treatment in canada and some european countires (france, italy), but not used commonly in us. Now Pemetrexed dominant in most adenocarcinoma, free-for all in squamous. Data using nav in post op (anita trial) reliable. Paclitaxel dominant usa. ...Read more

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My husband is terminally ill from stage IV lung cancer that has mestastised to his liver. taking navelbine (vinorelbine). Will that cure him?

My husband is terminally ill from stage IV lung cancer that has mestastised to his liver. taking navelbine (vinorelbine). Will that cure him?

No, but...: It has a fair chance of slowing the tumor. Some folks live for months or perhaps even longer comfortably even with liver metastases from lung cancer, especially if the response to chemotherapy has been good. I hope the two of you will have more quality time together. It will be his and your decision, with advice from the oncologist, when to stop treatment and choose comfort measures only. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband is terminally ill from stage IV lung cancer that has mestastised to his liver. taking navelbine (vinorelbine)?

What do you suggest if my husband is terminally ill from stage IV lung cancer that has mestastised to his liver. taking navelbine (vinorelbine)?

Quality of life: If his cancer is controlled with chemotherapy, and he is pleased with his quality of life, I would continue the treatment. The medical oncologist will know if other agents can be used if navelbine (vinorelbine) stops being effective. If quality of life is low with the chemotherapy, it is reasonable to stop treatment and pursue hospice. It is a very personal decision. ...Read more

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What are the differences between dihydrocodeine tartrate and dihydrocodeine?

No difference: Dihydrocodeine is a name of the medicinal product. Dihydrocodeine tartrate is a qualitative and quantitative composition. No difference, the same medication. ...Read more

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Can I take 1mg of melatonin with 5 mg of zolpidem tartrate?

Can I take 1mg of melatonin with 5 mg of zolpidem tartrate?

You could, but why?: You probably could, but why would you want to? Taken occasionally, zolpidem is a good medicine for help with falling asleep (but not staying asleep). Melatonin has minimal effects on sleep (it does help change the circadian rhythm). For long-term use, medicines like zolpidem are not that great an idea. If the cause cannot be found, medicines like trazodone or Doxepin might be better. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Navelbine (Definition)

Navelbine is a cell division inhibitor which is a ...Read more