Oncovin is a prescription medication used to treat several types of leukemia, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Oncovin is often combined with other drugs in chemotherapy regimens such as Hyper-CVAD for ALL. Oncovin is also known by its drug name, Vincristine.
Oncovin is an anticancer drug used in chemotherapy. Oncovin is a member of a class of drugs called plant alkaloids. Oncovin is believed to work by interfering with the structure of cancer cells.
How do I take it?
Oncovin is administered as an intravenous infusion during chemotherapy treatment.
The FDA-approved label for Oncovin lists common side effects including hair loss, mouth sores, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, changes in the sense of taste, peripheral neuropathy (tingling or numbness in the extremities), and low blood cell counts. If Oncovin leaks into the skin or tissue at the injection site (a situation known as extravasation), it causes a painful inflammatory reaction.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Oncovin include fetal harm in pregnant women.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Oncovin – Chemocare
Hyper-CVAD – National Cancer Institute