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Who should not use Leucovorin injections?

Who should not use Leucovorin injections?

Leucovorin injection: "Leucovorin is improper therapy for pernicious anemia and other megaloblastic anemias secondary to the lack of vitamin B12. A hematologic remission may occur while neurologic manifestations continue to progress." See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/leucovorin-injection.html ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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If I take 5 fu / leucovorin, should I not take B12?

Yes Avoid it for now: Since you are taking chemotherapy, we would discourage you from taking any Vitamins or antioxidants as they can interfere with the benefit of chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Do you need a prescription for Leucovorin injections?

Leucovorin: The injection is prescribed. See: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a608038.html

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What are Leucovorin injections used for?

Leucovorin injection: "Leucovorin calcium rescue is indicated after high-dose methotrexate therapy in osteosarcoma. Leucovorin calcium is also indicated to diminish the toxicity and counteract the effects of impaired methotrexate elimination and of inadvertent overdosages of folic acid antagonists. Leucovorin calcium is indicated in the treatment of megaloblastic anemias due to folic acid deficiency when oral therapy > ...Read more

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Should cytoxan, fludara, (fludarabine) leucovorin be taken together?

Should cytoxan, fludara, (fludarabine) leucovorin be taken together?

Porbably not: The combination of chemotherapy is dependent on the disease being treated. The drugs you mention are not generally given in combination together. ...Read more

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How effective are Leucovorin injections for treating colon cancer?

How effective are Leucovorin injections for treating colon cancer?

Not anti tumor: Leukovorum is used as an adjuvant or modifier of single or combinations of chemotherapeutic agents. It helps to prevent the toxic side effects of a number of chemotherapeutic agents including methotrexate. It also can be used to treat anemia caused by a lack of folic acid. It is added to combination of drugs employed in the supportive care of patients with colon cancer but does not have anticancer effects on diseases such as colon cancer, . ...Read more

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I have to take calcium everyday but that medicine make me have constipation . Any other medication can I take to help?

I have to take calcium everyday but that medicine make me have constipation . Any other medication can I take to help?

A couple suggestions: First of all make sure that you are drinking plenty of water, eating high fiber foods and getting regular exercise. It may also help to take your calcium with the largest meal of the day. If those ideas do not help, consider adding psyllium at bedtime. ...Read more

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Do calcium supplements interfere with the absorption of some medications?

Do calcium supplements interfere with the absorption of some medications?

Yes.: They can significantly lower the amount of thyroid hormone that gets absorbed. Because calcium is a positively charged ion, it can bind to any negatively charged chemical, including levothyroxine. Spacing the thyroid hormone at least 2 hours from calcium (including antacids such as tums), iron, multi-vitamins, and certain other meds can help keep thyroid blood levels stable. ...Read more

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Kidneywise is it advisable for me to use kre alkalyn for fitness purposes, I have hypoparathyriodism and I use calcium medication daily?

Not advisable: Kre alkalyn and other creatine supplements can impaire kidney function, especially in people who might be susceptible. Having hypoparathyroidism puts you at risk for kidney stones and kre alkalyn can increase your risk as well. ...Read more

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My medication alkalizes urine and can cause calcium phosphate stones. How can I acidify my urine to counter this effect?

My medication alkalizes urine and can cause calcium phosphate stones. How can I acidify my urine to counter this effect?

Add citrate: Best approach is to add citrate. Citrate interferes with ca x phos and ca x oxalate. Citrate is available by rx as Urocit K and as Bicitra (citric acid and sodium citrate). You can supply citrate with orange juice and ReaLemon extract. These will not alkalinize urine. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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