If vincristine leaks into the tissue around the vein, it can damage the tissue in that area. Tell your doctor or nurse immediately if you notice any stinging or burning around the vein while the medicine is being given.
You may not be able to become pregnant or father a child after taking vincristine. Discuss fertility with your doctor before starting treatment with this drug.
Vincristine can cause birth defects. Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant or if you wish to become pregnant or father a child while you are taking it.
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