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Vinorelbine Dosage

The amount of vinorelbine your healthcare provider prescribes will largely be based on your height and weight. Other factors that may affect your vinorelbine dosage include whether you are taking other medications and how you respond to this drug. Vinorelbine is given as an injection into a vein once a week. Treatment will continue until the cancer progresses or you develop serious side effects.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Vinorelbine

The dose of vinorelbine (Navelbine®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your height and weight
  • Whether vinorelbine is being used alone or in combination with other medicines
  • How you respond to and 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.
 

Recommended Dosing Guidelines

The vinorelbine dosage your healthcare provider recommends will be based on your body surface area, which is normally calculated using your height and weight. Doses based on body surface area are written as mg per meter squared (mg per m2).
 
The standard dose of vinorelbine when used alone for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer is 30 mg per m2 once a week. Your healthcare provider may recommend you continue treatment until your cancer progresses or you develop serious side effects that prevent further doses from being given.
 
The usual recommended dose of vinorelbine when used in combination with cisplatin (Platinol®) for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer is 25 mg per m2 once a week. However, other doses are sometimes used.
 
Your healthcare provider will monitor the number of blood cells in your body using a simple blood test each week and adjust your vinorelbine dosage based on the results of these tests. Many people will require a dosage reduction because of low blood cell counts. In addition, people with liver disease may require lower amounts.
 
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