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Drug information on Leucovorin Calcium (Leucovorin) from Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Leucovorin Calcium

  Injection
Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Generic : Leucovorin
 24.00
3mg/1ml
1ml

Drug Name : Leucovorin

Leucovorin(Wellcovorin) generic Leucovorin Calcium 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 Leucovorin Calcium may be prescribed


Side effects of Leucovorin Calcium

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 Leucovorin Calcium?

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 Leucovorin Calcium not to be taken? (Contraindications)

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

Warnings and Precautions for Leucovorin Calcium

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

Other Precautions for Leucovorin Calcium

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Leucovorin Calcium

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



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