WHAT IS NEOBEN INJECTION?
Vinorelbine is an antineoplastic. It works by targeting cancer cells and interfering with their reproduction.
USES OF NEOBEN INJECTION:
Neoben 10 Mg Injection is a potent anti-cancer medication prescribed to primarily combat non-small cell type of lung cancers. You may also be prescribed this medicine if you are suffering from certain types of ovarian cancer or breast cancer, and sometimes in case of Hodgkin’s disease. The drug works inhibiting the process of cancel cell division, thereby it stunts the spread or growth of cancer.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
The medicine is not available in a form that can be taken orally. It is generally injected intravenously by a medical expert in a clinic. The Neoben 10 Mg Injection drug can be classified as a vesicant. This may lead to severe tissue damage and blistering of the skin and surrounding healthy tissues, if it is not administered properly in the veins. You must alert your doctor immediately if you start noticing reddening of the skin surface, along with pain or swelling at the site of injection.
COMMON SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE:
The medicine is not recommended to breastfeeding mothers as the drug is known to be excreted in the human milk which eventually passes on to the infant, causing major health complications. You are advised to not conceive during the course of the treatment. You must abstain from drinking alcohol, smoking, caffeine and tobacco during the course of treatment.
Side Effects of Neoben are Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Fatigue, Hair loss, Low blood platelets, Increased liver enzymes, Fever, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Bleeding, Constipation.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Neoben 10 mg Injection blocks replication of genetic material (DNA) in the cancer cells. Thus it stops the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.
Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart problems, vascular problems or low production of blood cells from the bone marrow (myelosupression); liver problems or have had radiotherapy around the liver.
Do not take live or attenuated vaccines during therapy and avoid contact with people who receive them.
Use two methods of contraception while on this therapy and 3 months after it to avoid pregnancy.
Men should not father a child while on this therapy and 3 months post it. They should also seek guidance and counselling on sperm conservation before taking this therapy.
Avoid contact with skin, eyes or mucosa as vinorelbine may cause irritation. Thoroughly wash the skin area, in case of skin contact with the medicine.
Take vinorelbine preferably with a light meal to reduce nausea. Soft capsule gels of vinorelbine should not be taken with hot fluids, as the medicine may quickly dissolve.
Vinorelbine is not recommended in children below 18 years.