Brand name: Navelbine
Chemical name: Vinorelbine
Class: Vinca alkaloid chemotherapy. Vincristine is another vinca alkaloid.
How it works: Vinca alkaloids kill cancer cells by interfering with genes and stopping the cells from reproducing themselves.
Uses: Navelbine is used to treat advanced-stage breast cancer.
How it's given: Navelbine is given intravenously.
Additional information: Navelbine is made from the periwinkle plant.
- low white blood cell counts
- numbness and tingling in the hands and feet (neuropathy)
- hair loss
- mouth sores
- hair changes
- irregular periods — this can include temporary cessation (usually resume after medication is completed) or permanent cessation of menstrual periods depending on your age and other factors
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