PLANT ALKALOID/ANTIMICROTUBULAR AGENT
Oncovin is a prescription medication used to treat several types of cancer. Oncovin is sometimes combined with other drugs such as Adriamycin (doxorubicin) and a corticosteroid in a chemotherapy regimen to treat myeloma. Oncovin is also known by its drug name, vincristine.
Oncovin is an anti-cancer drug used in chemotherapy. Oncovin is a member of a class of drugs called plant alkaloids. Oncovin is also an antimicrotubular agent. Oncovin is believed to work by preventing the replication of cancer cells.
How do I take it?
Oncovin is administered as an intravenous infusion during chemotherapy treatment.
The FDA-approved label for Oncovin lists common side effects including hair loss, mouth sores, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, loss of appetite, increased risk for infection, and changes in taste.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Oncovin include urinary retention, peripheral neuropathy (tingling, pain, or numbness in the extremities), fetal harm in pregnant women, and skin or tissue damage near the injection site.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Oncovin — Chemocare
Drug Therapy for Multiple Myeloma — American Cancer Society