Vinorelbine is a chemotherapy drug that is administered intravenously in order to slow the growth of cancer cells. This medication is used to combat various serious cancers of the lymph node and immune system, such as Hodgkin’s disease, lymphoma and Kaposi’s sarcoma.
This medication must be administered in a hospital setting by a doctor who is familiar with the drug, its effects, and proper administration procedures. The drug should be injected only into the veins, where it will be carried through the bloodstream. It is toxic to body tissue. Sometimes the drug may leak into body tissue, causing redness and soreness around the injection site.
Patients who are on this medication may get serious infections. If you have a fever, chills or sore throat while on this medication, contact your doctor immediately. You should also contact your doctor if you have severe muscle cramps and difficulty walking while on this medication.