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Drug information on Calicium Leucovorin (Leucovorin) from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Limited

Calicium Leucovorin

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Limited
Generic : Leucovorin
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Drug Name : Leucovorin

Leucovorin(Wellcovorin) generic Calicium Leucovorin is a folic acid analog, prescribed for reducing the toxic effects of methotrexate. It works by replacing folic acid in the body.
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Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Medical Condition(s) for which Calicium Leucovorin may be prescribed

Side effects of Calicium Leucovorin

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

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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

How to use Calicium Leucovorin?

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.

When is Calicium Leucovorin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

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

Warnings and Precautions for Calicium Leucovorin

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

Other Precautions for Calicium Leucovorin

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Calicium Leucovorin

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

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