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LEUCOVORIN (loo koe VOR in) is used to prevent or to treat the harmful effects of some medicines.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
anemia from low levels of vitamin B-12 in the blood
frequent vomiting and diarrhea
an unusual or allergic reaction to leucovorin, folic acid, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. It is very important to take this medicine exactly how it is prescribed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice even if you feel better.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. You will need important blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
Tell your doctor if you have nausea or vomiting regularly.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F). Protect from light and moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
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.
This medicine is for injection into a muscle or into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
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Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
This medicine may increase the side effects of 5-fluorouracil, 5-FU. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you have diarrhea or mouth sores that do not get better or that get worse.
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
constipation or diarrhea
loss of appetite
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.