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VINCRISTINE SULFATE INJECTION 1mg/ML is approved to be sold in Singapore with effective from 1991-05-03. It is marketed by PFIZER PTE LTD, with the registration number of SIN05519P.
This product contains Vincristine 1mg/ml in the form of INJECTION. It is approved for INTRAVENOUS use.
This product is manufactured by PFIZER (PERTH) PTY LTD in AUSTRALIA.
It is a Prescription Only Medicine that can only be obtained from a doctor or a dentist, or a pharmacist with a prescription from a Singapore-registered doctor or dentist.
Vincristine is an antitumor vinca alkaloid isolated from Vinca Rosea. It is marketed under several brand names, many of which have different formulations such as Marqibo (liposomal injection) and Vincasar. Vincristine is indicated for the treatment of acute leukaemia, malignant lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, acute erythraemia, and acute panmyelosis. vincristine sulfate is often chosen as part of polychemotherapy because of lack of significant bone–marrow suppression (at recommended doses) and of unique clinical toxicity (neuropathy).
Treatment of acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphomas, Wilms' tumor, neuroblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma. Liposomal vincristine is indicated for the treatment of relapsed Philadelphia chromosome-negative (Ph-) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
Mechanism of Action
The antitumor activity of Vincristine is thought to be due primarily to inhibition of mitosis at metaphase through its interaction with tubulin. Like other vinca alkaloids, Vincristine may also interfere with: 1) amino acid, cyclic AMP, and glutathione metabolism, 2) calmodulin-dependent Ca2+-transport ATPase activity, 3) cellular respiration, and 4) nucleic acid and lipid biosynthesis.
IVN-RAT LD50 1300 mg/kg; IPR-MUS LD50 5.2 mg/kg. Marqibo® must only be administered IV because it is fatal if administered by other routes. Marqibo® also has different dosing than vincristine sulphate injection, so attention is needed to prevent overdoses. The most clinically significant adverse effect of vincristine is neurotoxicity.
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Source of information: Drugbank (External Link). Last updated on: 3rd July 18. *Trade Name used in the content below may not be the same as the HSA-registered product.