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Leucovorin Injection

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Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Leucovorin Injection is used to prevent the harmful effects of methotrexate (anticancer medicine). It is also used to treat overdose of methotrexate.

Leucovorin Injection is given as a slow injection into veins under the supervision of a doctor. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness) are common side effects of this medicine. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells and serum methotrexate concentration in blood.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if have seizures, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using, especially phenytoin for your seizures. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

Uses of Leucovorin Injection

Benefits of Leucovorin Injection

In Prevention of Harmful effects of methotrexate

Leucovorin Injection helps protect the body cells against the harmful effects of methotrexate, an anti-cancer medicine. It is a form of vitamin B that is given after 24 hours of methotrexate administration. This makes sure that methotrexate has achieved its anti-cancer effects and also, Leucovorin Injection will prevent the other side effects such as anemia.

Side effects of Leucovorin Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Leucovorin

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Leucovorin Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Leucovorin Injection works

Leucovorin Injection is a form of vitamin B. It works by protecting healthy cells from the toxic effects of methotrexate (anticancer medicine) while allowing it to enter and kill the cancer cells.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Leucovorin Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Leucovorin Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Leucovorin Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Leucovorin Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Leucovorin Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Leucovorin Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Leucovorin Injection?

If you miss a dose of Leucovorin Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Leucovorin Injection
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Leucovorin Injection to reduce the side effects of the medicine methotrexate.
  • Take it 24 hours after taking methotrexate. If taken at the same time, it may counteract the effect of methotrexate.
  • Inform your doctor if you are also taking certain medications such as phenytoin for your seizures as Leucovorin Injection may counteract the antiepileptic effects.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Glutamic acid Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
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References

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  2. Levoleucovorin. Parsippany, New Jersey: Actavis Pharma; 1952 [revised Sep. 2016]. [Accessed 26 Mar. 2019](online) Available from:External Link

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