Leucovorin calcium

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What Are The Uses Of Leucovorin calcium?

Leucovorin calcium, also known as folinic acid, is used to reduce or diminish:

  • The toxic effects of high dose methotrexate therapy in osteosarcoma (a type of bone cancer)
  • The toxicity of inadvertent overdose of folic acid antagonists
  • The effects of impaired methotrexate elimination

It is also used for:

  • The treatment of megaloblastic anaemias due to the folic acid deficiency in those cases where oral therapy is not feasible.
  • Prolonging the survival in the palliative treatment of patients with advanced colorectal cancer (in combination with 5-fluorouracil).

What Are The Side Effects Of Leucovorin calcium?

Some of the common side-effects of Leucovorin calcium are:

  • Urticaria
  • Nausea                

What Are The Contraindications Of Leucovorin calcium?

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Allergy to folic acid or folinic acid
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency

What Are The Uses Of Leucovorin calcium?

Leucovorin calcium, also known as folinic acid, is used to reduce or diminish:

  • The toxic effects of high dose methotrexate therapy in osteosarcoma (a type of bone cancer)
  • The toxicity of inadvertent overdose of folic acid antagonists
  • The effects of impaired methotrexate elimination

It is also used for:

  • The treatment of megaloblastic anaemias due to the folic acid deficiency in those cases where oral therapy is not feasible.
  • Prolonging the survival in the palliative treatment of patients with advanced colorectal cancer (in combination with 5-fluorouracil).

What Are The Side Effects Of Leucovorin calcium?

Some of the common side-effects of Leucovorin calcium are:

  • Urticaria
  • Nausea                

What Are The Contraindications Of Leucovorin calcium?

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Allergy to folic acid or folinic acid
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency