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Vinorelbine

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this medication if you have:
 
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure
  • Low white blood cells
  • Lung disease
  • Problems with constipation
  • Had prior chemotherapy or radiation treatment
  • Neuropathy (nerve damage)
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
   
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Vinorelbine to learn more, including information on who should not receive the drug.)
 

How Does It Work?

Vinorelbine belongs to a group of chemotherapy medications called vinca alkaloids. Vinca alkaloids are also called antimicrotubule agents. This is because they work by preventing the formation of structures inside cells known as microtubules. Microtubules play an important part in helping cells divide and multiply.
 
By preventing the formation of microtubules, antimicrotubule agents, such as vinorelbine, stop cells from growing and dividing, which causes the cells to die.  
 
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Vinorelbine Drug Information

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