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Hello Friends,

In a previous post I told you about my father being delayed treatment due to low platelets. I emailed onc and he told me he will switch from carboplatin to Navelbine. Does anyone know anything about this drug?

He also said his other choices would be gemcitabine and cisplatin but he favors navelbine. I wanted to know what you thought. Thanks so much.

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Try http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic2/vinor_ids.htm . I've always found rxlist to be a good source of comprehensive info about medication. I also use medline.com as source of info on conditions and procedures.

For instance, I wondered why the medical staff at the infusion clinic always referred to VP-16, rahter than etoposide. I recently discovered that the drug etoposide can be either etopophos or VP-16, and that there is a statistically significant difference in the occurence of side effects.[/url]

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