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When and How to Use This Medicine

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with vinorelbine include the following:
  • This medication is normally given as an injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, injection) once a week
  • Vinorelbine injections are usually given by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or infusion center
  • It normally takes 6 to 10 minutes to receive the entire vinorelbine dose
  • Your healthcare provider may give you medicines before your dose to help reduce the risk for certain vinorelbine side effects
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.

Dosing Information for Vinorelbine

The dose of vinorelbine 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.
(Click Vinorelbine Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Vinorelbine may react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Vinorelbine).

What If I Overdose on This Drug?

An overdose with this medicine can be quite dangerous, and may even lead to death. Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have received too much vinorelbine.
(Click Navelbine Overdose for more information.)
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