Cytoblastin Injection (Vinblastine Sulphate)
What is Cytoblastin Injection (Vinblastine Sulphate) used for?
Cytoblastin (Vinblastine Sulphate) Intravenous Injection is indicated in the treatment of several different forms of cancer including Hodgkin`s disease, lymphocytic lymphoma, histiocytic lymphoma, mycosis fungoides, carcinoma of the testes, Kaposi`s sarcoma and Letterer-Siwe disease (histiocytosis X). Vinblastine Sulphate is what is know as a vinca alkaloid. Its mechanism of action is the inhibition of microtubule formation in the mitotic spindle within cancer cells. This results in the slowing of their replication and the spread of the cancer.
How should I use Cytoblastin Injection (Vinblastine Sulphate)?
Never administer Cytoblastin by any other method other than intravenous injection. Doing so can be fatal.
Follow the exact dosage instructions as provided by your doctor as these vary from person to person and also differ depending on the condition being treated.
Cytoblastin is usually given at a lower starting dosage and built up incrementally.
What are the side effects of Cytoblastin Injection (Vinblastine Sulphate)?
The most common side effects of Cytoblastin (Vinblastine) are listed below. Contact your doctor any any of these become a problem:
Cytoblastin can only be given by intravenous injection or intravenous drip. If Vinblastine is given in any other way it can be fatal.
Cytoblastin is contraindicated in patients with significant granulocytopenia. The exception to this is if the granulocytopenia is present as a result of the underlying cancer.
If bacterial infection is present, this must be completely treated before administering vinblastine sulfate.