Which of the following statement is false regarding vincristine? (AIIMS May 2012)
|A||It is an alkaloid|
|B||Its use is associated with neurotoxicity|
|C||It does not cause alopecia|
|D||It is useful drug for induction of remission in acute lymphoblastic leukemia|
a. Vincristine is a vinca alkaloid. Vincristine is very useful for inducing remission in childhood acute leukemia.
b. It is also used for treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and chronic myelocytic leukemia. Prominent adverse effects are peripheral neuropathy and alopecia.