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Vinblastine Home Care

Home Care Instructions
Vinblastine Treatment
(Patients Name and Date Here)

Clinical Signs                                       Monitor                                      Call Hospital (   )   -____

Appetite                                               Picky, but still eats                 Inappetence
Attitude                                                Slightly Lethargic                  Lethargy and/or Reluctant to Move
Bowel Movement                                Soft stool                                 Diarrhea/Constipation
Temperature                                        <103 F                                        >103 F              
Urination                                              Normal                                    Bloody Urine
Vomiting                                               Single Event                           Frequent and/or Retching
Mucous Membrane                             Pink/Moist                              Pale/Jaundice
Right/Left Front/Rear Leg                  Injection Site                           Red/Swollen/Painful
Allergic Reaction                                 >>>>>>>>>>>>                          Facial Twitching
Allergic Reaction                                 >>>>>>>>>>>>                          Hives
Allergic Reaction                                 >>>>>>>>>>>>                          Swelling Primarily on the Face

  • Delayed toxicity can include; bone marrow suppression, inflammation of the mouth, loss of deep tendon reflexes, jaw pain, muscle pain, gastroenteritis and alopecia.
  • Wear double layered gloves when cleaning up urine, feces, or vomit for 48 hours after receiving Vinblastine. Discard material in garbage bag and clean area thoroughly with regular cleaner and try to cover or avoid carpeted areas for 48 hours after cleaning. For pet waste outside, try to avoid the area for 48 hours and spray with water to dilute waste.
  • Maintain a low-stress environment during treatment.
  • Ensure proper scheduling for follow-up laboratory work and next Vinblastine treatment.
  • If at any time you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call our office. No question is too small.

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