Side effects are common with vincristine and can include:
- Decreased white blood cell and platelet counts.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Temporary taste changes.
- Hair loss (alopecia).
- Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet (peripheral neuropathy).
- Cessation of menstruation (amenorrhea), early menopause, and decreased sperm count (azoospermia).
Women who take this medicine may experience menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes and vaginal dryness.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: March 29, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology