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Can you get learning disorders from being on prednisone and vinblastine?

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Dr. Kate Tulenko
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kate Tulenko
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
A neuropsychological evaluation will define problems with processing, attention, memory & executive functions & give useful recommendations to remediate or circumvent the problems to the greatest extent possible.
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There is growing evidence that treatment for cancer with drugs and/or radiation canresult in memory and learning problems especially over en extended treatment period.

In brief: Yes

There is growing evidence that treatment for cancer with drugs and/or radiation canresult in memory and learning problems especially over en extended treatment period.
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
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