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Vincristine is a chemotherapy drug used to treat a variety of cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. It works by interfering with the growth of cancer cells, which stops them from dividing and spreading. It is usually given intravenously (IV) or injected into a muscle.

Common side effects of vincristine include nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, hair loss, fatigue, and low blood cell counts. It can also cause nerve damage, which can lead to numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness.

Brand names associated with vincristine include Oncovin, Vincasar, and Vincrex.

  • leurocristine
  • vincristine
  • antimetabolite
  • antineoplastic
  • vinca alkaloid

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