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Cancer and Vinorelbine Tartrate

Adults who have a type of cancer called non-small cell lung cancer may receive vinorelbine (Navelbine®), a chemotherapy medication that is typically used before other cancer treatments have been tried. It is given as a slow injection into a vein (intravenously, or by IV) once a week.
This anticancer medicine contains the active ingredient vinorelbine tartrate, or simply vinorelbine, and is derived from the Madagascar periwinkle plant (Catharanthus roseus). Vinorelbine works by interfering with cell division, which helps prevent cancer cells from growing and multiplying.
(Click What Is Vinorelbine Used For? for more in-depth information on using vinorelbine tartrate for cancer treatment. This article also offers information on whether it is prescribed for off-label uses.)
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