Leucovorin Calcium

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  1. Leucovorin Calcium Benefits & Uses
  2. Leucovorin Calcium Dosage & How to Take
  3. Leucovorin Calcium Side Effects
  4. Leucovorin Calcium Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Leucovorin Calcium with Other Drugs
  6. Leucovorin Calcium Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Leucovorin Calcium
  8. Leucovorin Calcium Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Leucovorin Calcium Benefits & Uses

Leucovorin Calcium is used to treat the following -

  1. Anemia
  2. Drug Abuse
  3. Colorectal Cancer Primary

Leucovorin Calcium Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Leucovorin Calcium

Leucovorin Calcium

Leucovorin Calcium Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Leucovorin Calcium is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Rash
  3. Upset stomach
  4. Urticaria
  5. Anaphylactic reaction
  6. Agitation
  7. Insomnia Mild
  8. Diarrhoea
  9. Dehydration Moderate
  10. Depression Moderate
  11. Fever Mild

Leucovorin Calcium Related Warnings

Is the use of Leucovorin Calcium safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Leucovorin Calcium. It is best to stop taking Leucovorin Calcium immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

Moderate

Is the use of Leucovorin Calcium safe during breastfeeding?

Leucovorin Calcium may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

Mild

What is the effect of Leucovorin Calcium on the Kidneys?

Using Leucovorin Calcium does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

Safe

What is the effect of Leucovorin Calcium on the Liver?

Using Leucovorin Calcium does not have any harmful effects on the liver.

Safe

What is the effect of Leucovorin Calcium on the Heart?

Leucovorin Calcium is not harmful for the heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of Leucovorin Calcium with Other Drugs

Leucovorin Calcium should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Leucovorin Calcium Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Leucovorin Calcium unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Dehydration
  2. Pleural Effusion
  3. Diarrhea (Loose Motions)
  4. Seizures
  5. Anemia

Frequently asked Questions about Leucovorin Calcium

Is this Leucovorin Calcium habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Leucovorin Calcium is addictive.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Leucovorin Calcium will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

Safe

Is it safe?

Yes, but take Leucovorin Calcium only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Leucovorin Calcium is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

No

Leucovorin Calcium Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Leucovorin Calcium

Taking Leucovorin Calcium with food is safe.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Leucovorin Calcium

Information about the interaction of Leucovorin Calcium and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 759-760
  2. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Levoleucovorin (levoleucovorin)
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