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When and How to Use It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Vincasar PFS include the following:
  • This medication comes in injectable form. It is given through a needle inserted into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, injection) once a week.
  • The doses are normally given by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or infusion center.  
  • Let your healthcare provider know right away if you experience redness, swelling, or burning at your IV site. This could be a sign of a serious problem that can occur when the drug leaks out of the vein onto the surrounding area.
  • Vincasar PFS should only be given intravenously. It may cause death if administered by other methods.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Chemotherapy generally works best if taken on schedule; however, you may need to miss doses if you develop certain side effects.  

Dosing Information

The dose of Vincasar PFS your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on several factors, such as:
  • Your age
  • Your height and weight
  • How you tolerate the medication
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Vincasar PFS Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Vincasar PFS

Just like any medicine, Vincasar PFS can cause side effects. Although not everyone who uses the drug will have problems, most people will experience some type of side effect during treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about ways to prevent or lessen reactions to this drug.
Common side effects of Vincasar PFS include but are not limited to:
  • Hair loss
  • Constipation
  • Low white blood cell counts
  • Numbness, tingling, pricking, or burning sensations of the hands or feet.
(Click Vincasar PFS Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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