Chemical name: Vincristine
Brand names: Oncovin, Vincasar PES, Vincrex
Class: Vinca alkaloid chemotherapy. Navelbine is another vinca alkaloid.
How it works: Vinca alkaloids kill cancer cells by interfering with genes and stopping the cells from reproducing themselves.
Uses: Vincristine is used to treat advanced-stage breast cancer.
How it's given: Vincristine is given intravenously.
Additional information: Vincristine is made from the periwinkle plant.
muscle and abdominal cramps
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
— Last updated on January 13, 2022, 4:06 PM