Leucovorin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Leucovorin

Generic Name : Leucovorin
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Leucovorin are provided here.

Pronunciation : loo-koh-VOR-in

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Leucovorin, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y51.1 Therapeutic Classification : Cholinergic Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Leucovorin

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Other Name(s) of Leucovorin

Folinic acid, citrovorum factor, 5-formyl tetrahydrofolate.

Why is Leucovorin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a folic acid analog, prescribed for reducing the toxic effects of methotrexate. It works by replacing folic acid in the body.

When should Leucovorin not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with anemia (B12 deficiency) and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Leucovorin?

IM/IV/PO- The recommended dose is 15 mg (10 mg/m2) every 6 hours.

How should Leucovorin be taken?

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.

What are the warnings and precautions for Leucovorin?

• Caution needed for patients with history of blood problems, pleural effusion, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Leucovorin?

Diarrhea, severe allergic reactions like rash, hives, itching, and difficulty in breathing or swallowing.

What are the other precautions for Leucovorin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Leucovorin?

Store in refrigerated conditions (2 to 8°C), protect from light and heat.
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