Leucovorin Calcium Lyophilisate For Solution For Injection 100Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Leucovorin Calcium: Lyophilisate for solution for injection (100mg)

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What is this Medicine?

LEUCOVORIN (loo koe VOR in) is used to prevent or treat the harmful effects of some medicines. This medicine is used to treat anemia caused by a low amount of folic acid in the body. It is also used with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) to treat colon cancer.

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Leucovorin Calcium 100mg Powder for Injection

NDC: 007035140
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Methotrexate Toxicity Prophylaxis, Colorectal Cancer, Trimethoprim Toxicity, Folate Deficiency Megaloblastic Anemia, Fluorouracil Therapy, Pyrimethamine Toxicity

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Trimetrexate Toxicity, Trimethoprim Toxicity Prophylaxis, Pyrimethamine Toxicity Prophylaxis, Trimetrexate Toxicity Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Protect from light
Leucovorin Calcium 100mg Powder for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Leucovorin Calcium 100mg Powder for Injection

Distressed Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Depression Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hives Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Convulsions Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dehydration Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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