Brand Names : Navelbine
Vinorelbine (vi-NOR-el-been) belongs to the general group of medicines known as antineoplastics.
It is used to treat some kinds of lung cancer. It may also be used to treat
other kinds of cancer, as determined by your doctor.
Vinorelbine interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually
destroyed. Since the growth of normal cells also may be affected by vinorelbine,
other effects will 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. Some effects may not occur until months or years after the
medicine is used.
Before you begin treatment with vinorelbine, you and your doctor should
talk about the good this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it.
Vinorelbine is to be administered only by or under the immediate supervision
of your doctor. It is available in the following dosage form:
Injection (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
In Canada -