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Vindesine (Systemic)

Brand Names : Eldisine®, desacetyl vinblastine amide sulfate, vincaleukoblastine

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Antineoplastic

Vindesine (VIN-de-seen) belongs to the group of medicines known as antineoplastic agents. It is used to treat some kinds of cancer, including leukemia and lung cancer.

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 cause concern.

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:

  • Injection (Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In Canada -

  • Eldisine[reg ]

Other commonly used names are desacetyl vinblastine amide sulfate and vincaleukoblastine .

* Not commercially available in the U.S.


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Vindesine: Before Using

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