Brand Names : Eldisine®, desacetyl vinblastine amide sulfate, vincaleukoblastine
belongs to the group of medicines known as antineoplastic
agents. It is used to treat some kinds of cancer, including leukemia and lung
Vindesine interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually
destroyed. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected by vindesine,
other effects will also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported
to your doctor. Other effects, such as hair loss, may not be serious but may
Before you begin treatment with vindesine, you and your doctor should talk
about the good this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage form:
Some commonly used brand names are:
In Canada -
Other commonly used names are desacetyl vinblastine
* Not commercially available in the U.S.