Brand Names : Velban, Velbe
Proper Use of This Medicine
is sometimes given together with certain other medicines. If you are using
a combination of medicines, it is important that you receive each one at the
proper time. If you are taking some of these medicines by mouth, ask your
health care professional to help you plan a way to take them at the right
While you are using this medicine, your doctor may want you to drink extra
fluids so that you will pass more urine. This will help prevent kidney problems
and keep your kidneys working well.
Vinblastine sometimes causes nausea and vomiting. However, it is very important
that you continue to receive the medicine, even if you begin to feel ill.
Ask your health care professional for ways to lessen these effects.
Dosing - The dose of vinblastine will be different for
different patients. The dose that is used may depend on a number of things,
including what the medicine is being used for, the patient's weight or size,
and whether or not other medicines are also being taken. If you are receiving vinblastine at home, follow your doctor's orders or the
directions on the label
. If you have any questions about the proper
dose of vinblastine, ask your doctor.