What Does Vincristine Treat?

As a type of chemotherapy drug, vincristine sulfate (Vincasar PFS®) is prescribed to treat acute leukemia, a rapidly progressing cancer of the white blood cells. It can also be used in combination with other anticancer medications to treat a number of conditions, such as:
   
There are also some off-label (unapproved) uses for vincristine. Some of these off-label uses include but are not limited to:
   
(Click What Is Vincristine Used For? for a closer look at conditions this drug can treat. This article also includes an explanation of how vincristine works and whether it is safe for use in children.)
 
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