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Leucovorin Calcium Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is leucovorin ?
- What are the possible side effects of leucovorin ?
- What is the most important information I should know about leucovorin ?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking leucovorin ?
- How should I take leucovorin ?
- What happens if I miss a dose ?
- What happens if I overdose ?
- What should I avoid while taking leucovorin ?
- What other drugs will affect leucovorin ?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose ?
If you receive this medication in a hospital, it is not likely that you will miss a dose. If you are taking the medication at home and you miss a dose, call your doctor for instructions.
What happens if I overdose ?
An overdose of leucovorin is not likely to cause life-threatening symptoms. However, an overdose can make other medications less effective.
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
What should I avoid while taking leucovorin ?
There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activities unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
What other drugs will affect leucovorin ?
Before taking leucovorin, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- fluorouracil (Adrucil);
- phenytoin (Dilantin), fosphenytoin (Cerebyx), or ethotoin (Peganone);
- phenobarbital (Luminal); or
- primidone (Mysoline).
If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to take leucovorin, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs not listed that can affect leucovorin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has information about leucovorin written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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