This medication is a folic acid analog, prescribed for reducing the toxic effects of methotrexate. It works by replacing folic acid in the body.
Contraindicated in patients with anemia (B12 deficiency) and hypersensitivity.
IM/IV/PO- The recommended dose is 15 mg (10 mg/m2) every 6 hours.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle. It also comes as a tablet to take by mouth.
• Caution needed for patients with history of blood problems, pleural effusion, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Diarrhea, severe allergic reactions like rash, hives, itching, and difficulty in breathing or swallowing.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store in refrigerated conditions (2 to 8°C), protect from light and heat.
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