We offer Leucovorin Calcium Injection, which is used in combination with fluorouracil to treat cancer of the colon. This medication acts in the similar way as the as folic acid acts in the human body. It is suggested to reduce the folic-acid-lowering side effects of methotrexate because it is not affected by methotrexate in the same way that folic acid is.
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Leucovorin Calcium Injection is used for the treatment of megaloblastic anaemia that can be caused by sprue (a condition resulting from reduced absorption of nutrients from the stomach into the bloodstream). This condition is more likely to occur during pregnancy and infancy. This medication is injected into a vein through a specially prepared site on the skin. In this case, it is always advised to use leucovorin under the supervision of a doctor familiar with the use of cancer chemotherapy.
How to Use:
It is always given under the supervision of a doctor in a hospital or similar setting with access to sterile equipment for preparation
The recommended dose for this treatment depends on body size
The treatment is often given once a day for 5 days, just before injection with fluorouracil
This treatment can be repeated every 28 days, depending on response to the therapy
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are being given this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor.