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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Wellcovorin (Overview)

Wellcovorin is an anti-cell breakdown agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Should cytoxan, fludara, leucovorin be taken together?

Should cytoxan, fludara, 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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Wellcovorin (Overview)

Wellcovorin is an anti-cell breakdown agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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What are Leucovorin injections used for?

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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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

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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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Should cytoxan, fludara, 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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Leucovorin (Definition)

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