Vincristine Oncovin

Vincristine Oncovin

This patient-friendly article is about chemotherapy drug, Vincristine (Oncovin) which is used for the treatment of leukaemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma. It is administered intravenously and as developed from the periwinkle plant (known as vinca) and is part of a group of drugs called vinca alkaloids. It also forms part of a triplen drug therapy for brain tumours called PCV (Procarbazine, CCNU and Vincristine).

Side effects can include: lowered resistance to infection, bruising and bleeding, peripheral neuropathy, temporary hair thinning or loss, stomach cramps, fatigue.

Approved by

the Medical Board. 

Click Here







Go to: 10 ways to improve your chemotherapy success and reduce side-effects

Other articles that you may find interesting are:

  1. A diet for Chemotherapy
  2. Immunotherapy overview
  3. A to Z Guide to Complementary Therapies

Go to: Return to the CANCERactive drug list


Learn about your cancer drugs.
CancerAcitve Logo
Subscribe (Free e-Newsletter)

Join Chris'

Join Chris' NewsletterSignup today for free and be the first to get notified on new updates.