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Recovorin 50mg Injection

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

Introduction

Recovorin 50mg Injection is used to prevent the harmful effects of methotrexate (anticancer medicine). It is also used to treat overdose of methotrexate.

Recovorin 50mg 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 Recovorin Injection

Benefits of Recovorin Injection

In Prevention of Harmful effects of methotrexate

Recovorin 50mg 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, Recovorin 50mg Injection will prevent the other side effects such as anemia.

Side effects of Recovorin 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 Recovorin

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Recovorin Injection

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

How Recovorin Injection works

Recovorin 50mg 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 Recovorin 50mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Recovorin 50mg 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 Recovorin 50mg Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Recovorin 50mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Recovorin 50mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Recovorin 50mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Recovorin Injection?

If you miss a dose of Recovorin 50mg 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.
Recovorin 50mg Injection
₹53.12/ml of Injection
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₹50/ml of Injection
save 6%
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₹53.33/ml of Injection
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Biovorin 50mg Injection
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₹65.2/ml of Injection
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Leucorin 50mg Injection
Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
₹71.6/ml of Injection
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Fastovorin 50mg Injection
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
₹325/Injection
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Recovorin 50mg 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 Recovorin 50mg 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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