Toxicities and salvage therapy following overdose of vinblastine in a cat

I. A. Grant, K. Karnik, Karl Jandrey

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A cat receiving chemotherapy for lymphoma was administered a four times overdose of vinblastine in error. Severe, acute life-threatening toxicities occurred. The syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) was suspected based on electrolyte disturbances. A favourable outcome was achieved with aggressive supportive care. Personnel involved in administering chemotherapy to small animal patients must check that the patient is receiving the correct drug, at the appropriate dose, prior to every treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-131
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Small Animal Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals


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