Navelbine® is a chemotherapy drug used to treat mesothelioma and non-small cell lung cancer, as well as Hodgkin’s disease and cancers of the breast and ovaries. Navelbine is given intravenously (through a vein), and it must be administered according to a strict dosage regimen and monitored by a physician.
Navelbine is also known by the names Vinorelbine and Vinorelbine Tartrate.
How Navelbine Fights Mesothelioma
Navelbine inhibits cell development and ultimately causes cells to die. In treating mesothelioma, Navelbine is often used in combination with cisplatin.
Because Navelbine may destroy blood cells in your bone marrow, your doctor will monitor your blood counts before, during, and after your treatment. Before you begin treatment with Navelbine, be sure to tell your doctor if you have ever had liver disease, if you have any allergies, or if you’re taking any medications, including vitamins and non-prescription drugs. You should avoid pregnancy while taking Navelbine because the drug may harm the fetus.
What To Expect During Navelbine Therapy
Unfortunately, Navelbine can destroy healthy cells as well as cancer cells, which can lead to adverse reactions and side effects. Following are some of the side effects associated with Navelbine therapy, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH):
- Thinned or brittle hair
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Sore mouth or throat
- Bleeding or bruising
- Redness, pain, or swelling at the injection site (IV administration)
- Fever or chills
- Cough or shortness of breath
- Burning or tingling
If you have mesothelioma, you may be eligible for compensation that can help pay for your medical treatments and replace some of your lost income. Keep in mind, however, that the clock starts ticking on the statute of limitations the minute you’re diagnosed with mesothelioma. To protect your claim and get the financial relief you need, call Sokolove Law, at 888-360-4215.