Introduction to Navelbine 10mg Injection
Navelbine 10mg Injection is an Anti-cancer medication used in the treatment of breast cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. It is given as an injection by a qualified medical professional. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time.
You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.
The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, weakness, fatigue, and hair loss. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with heart, liver, and blood uric acid levels.
Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy. Men are advised to seek guidance and counselling on sperm conservation before taking this therapy.
Uses of Navelbine 10 mg
- Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
- Breast Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Kaposi’s Sarcoma
- Bladder Cancer
- Head and Neck Cancer
How Does Navelbine 10 Works
Navelbine 10mg Injection blocks replication of genetic material (DNA) in the cancer cells. Thus it stops the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.
Side Effects of Navelbine 10
- Fever or chills
- Lower back pain
- Sore throat
- Swelling and redness at the injection site
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Painful urination
- Stomach pain
- Skin Rash
Dosage of Navelbine 10 mg
Navelbine 10 mg Injection contains an active ingredient, Vinorelbine, which is used in the treatment of breast cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. This medicine is available in various strengths and substitutes & must be given on doctor’s prescription only. You should consult your doctor for dosage and time because age and severity of the disease differ from person to person and it can only be judged by your doctor.
Adults are advised to take Navelbine 10 mg Injection at a fixed time with or without food as instructed by your Doctor. You must take this medicine regularly on time for better results.
Other Dosage of Navelbine 10mg
How to Manage Side Effects
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Hair Loss
- Bone Marrow Suppression (Decreased Blood Cell Counts)
- Peripheral Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)
- Mouth Sores and Sore Throat
- Loss of Appetite
- Emotional Support
- Infection Precautions
Warning & Precautions
- Liver/kidney disease
- You must use two methods of contraception while on this therapy & 3 months after it to avoid pregnancy
- Men should not father a child while on this therapy & 3 months post it. They must also seek guidance and counseling on sperm conservation before taking this therapy
- You should not drive or operate machinery while taking this medicine as it may cause dizziness
- You must always consult your doctor immediately to get best possible treatment when you are suffering from any of the above mentioned conditions.
- Medical Supervision: Navelbine 10 mg should only be administered under the supervision of a qualified oncologist or healthcare professional experienced in chemotherapy.
- Dosage Adherence: Follow the prescribed dosage and schedule strictly. Do not change the dose or stop treatment without consulting the healthcare provider.
- Infusion Precautions: Navelbine is typically administered as an intravenous (IV) infusion in a healthcare setting with monitoring for any infusion reactions.
- Hypersensitivity Reactions: Allergic reactions to Navelbine may occur. Patients with known hypersensitivity to vinorelbine or other vinca alkaloids should not receive the medication.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Navelbine 10mg Injection used for?
Ans. Navelbine 10mg Injection treats non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and breast cancer. It belongs to the group of medications called Vinca alkaloids.
2. Can I take vaccinations while taking Navelbine 10mg Injection?
Ans. No, you should not vaccinate with “live” or “attenuated” vaccinations. Hence, without consulting your healthcare provider, Navelbine 10mg Injection should not be taken with any vaccinations.
3. Can children use Navelbine 10mg Injection?
Ans. No, Navelbine 10mg Injection is not recommended for usage in children.
4. Is it safe to become a father while taking Navelbine 10mg Injection?
Ans. It is unsafe to become a father during and three months after treatment. Hence, effective contraceptives must be used, and get advice on sperm conservation before Vinorelbine treatment because it may alter male fertility.