Leucovorin Calcium: A Chemotherapy Adjuvant in the Treatment of Cancer

Use in Cancer Treatment

Leucovorin calcium is for usage alone or in combination with other medications to treat:

  • Colorectal cancer is a kind of cancer that affects the colon. In individuals with advanced illness, in combination with fluorouracil as palliative therapy.
  • Anemia. To treat megaloblastic anemia, which is due to the lack of the nutrient folic acid in the body. Patients who are unable to take the vitamin orally utilize it.

When used to treat osteosarcoma and other cancers, leucovorin calcium is also to prevent and treat the harmful effects of high dosage methotrexate. It’s also used to treat methotrexate or other folic acid antagonists overdosing.

The medication is also under research for use in the treatment of other ailments.

For detailed definition-Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary 

Leucovorin Calcium Information from MedlinePlus

A summary of key facts regarding this medication in layman’s terms, which may contain the following:

  • Cautions about this medicine
  • What is the use and how?
  • Whom should you consult before taking it?
  • What you should know about it before using it?
  • Other drugs that might interact with it
  • Possible negative effects

Drugs are frequently under research to see whether they can assist treat or prevent conditions other than those already prevalent. This patient information leaflet covers uses which have been under authorization. Much of the material, though, might also apply to authorized uses that are being investigated.