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Available by prescription only, vincristine sulfate (Vincasar PFS®) is a chemotherapy medication that is reserved for use in people who have a type of blood and bone marrow cancer called acute leukemia. Vincristine comes in the form of an injection that is given into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, infusion) once a week.
This medicine can also be used in combination with certain other anticancer drugs to treat a number of conditions, such as non-Hodgkin's disease, Hodgkin's disease, and Wilms' tumor. Vincristine works by interfering with cell division, which helps prevent cancer cells from growing and multiplying.
(Click What Is Vincristine Used For? for more in-depth information on treating leukemia with this drug. This article also explains whether it is prescribed for off-label uses.)
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