Were you looking for information about Vincristine? Vincristene is a common misspelling of vincristine.
As a type of chemotherapy medication, vincristine sulfate (Vincasar PFS®) is prescribed to treat acute leukemia, a rapidly progressing cancer of the white blood cells. It is given as an injection into a vein (intravenous, or IV, infusion) once a week.
Although some people may not have any problems with this medicine, side effects are common and may include hair loss, constipation, and numbness. People who have liver disease, certain allergies, or certain other medical problems may not be able to safely use vincristine.
(For more information on this medicine, click Vincristine. This article offers a comprehensive overview of this drug, including how it works, safety warnings, and general dosing instructions. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)