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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Leucovorin (Definition)

Leucovorin is an anti-cell breakdown agent which is a ...Read more


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What's folinic acid?

Leucovorin: Essentially a vitamin but a reduced form of folic acid. Commonly used in combination with certain chemotherapy drugs when treating cancer. In colon cancer it is used because the tumor is deficient in folinic acid so by replacing it, the chemo works better. When using high dose methotrexate, you have to use this called leucovorin rescue, otherwise the side effects are terrible. ...Read more

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My mom, 60, is on methotrex 10 mg per week and leflunomide 10 mg/day for her r.A. For 1 year. Does she require folinic acid or is folate (folic acid) 5mg/day ok?

My mom, 60, is on methotrex 10 mg per week and leflunomide 10 mg/day for her r.A. For  1 year. Does she require folinic acid or is folate (folic acid) 5mg/day ok?

Folic acid ok!: She will do fine with the folic acid! 10mg of mtx is a low dose. By the way, recent paper suggested that the drugs your mom takes very effective for ra. Just read it today! ...Read more

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Ursodeoxycholic acid== any side effects?

Ursodeoxycholic acid== any side effects?

Very few ...: Ursodeoxycholic acid (urso) generally has very few side effects. It can cause stomach upset or diarrhea. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of salicylate acid?

What are some side effects of salicylate acid?

Side Effects: Bleeding is the main one especially in the GI tract. Ringing in the ears & angioedema (swelling of skin tissues) can also occur. In children and adolescents, Aspirin is no longer indicated to control flu-like symptoms or the symptoms of chickenpox or other viral illnesses, because of the risk of reye's syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of gamma aminobutyric acid?

What are the side effects of gamma aminobutyric acid?

GABA: Although it has relaxing effect when used as supplement, some can develop amnesia at high doses. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of long term use of acid reducers?

What are the side effects of long term use of acid reducers?

GERD medications: Acid reflux medications used in gerd, mostly ppis or proton pump inhibitors have been found to cause osteoporosis and a tendency development of fractures especially of the hips. ...Read more

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Side effects of taking 500mg ascorbic acid a day?

Side effects of taking 500mg ascorbic acid a day?

Safe to take: There really shouldn't be any side effects at that dose. That is the recommended dose for many brands of over the counter vitamin c supplements. As with any pill/drug/supplement you may have upset stomach from taking it or have an allergic response to it. Alwys check with your doctor before starting any supplement to ensure that it is safe for you to take. Hope this helps. ...Read more