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Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with vincristine include the following:
- This medication comes in injectable form. It is given through a needle inserted into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, injection) once a week.
- The doses are normally given by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or infusion center.
- Let your healthcare provider know right away if you experience redness, swelling, or burning at your IV site. This could be a sign of a serious problem that can occur when the drug leaks out of the vein into the surrounding area.
- Vincristine should only be given intravenously. It may cause death if administered by other routes.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Chemotherapy generally works best if taken on schedule; however, you may need to miss doses if you develop certain side effects.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage of vincristine, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.