"Oct. 24, 2012 -- One of the oldest and cheapest drugs around may be highly effective against colon cancer, a new study shows.
Some of the most cutting-edge cancer therapies involve targeted treatments used in patients with specific gene mut"...
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.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ('Multum') is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Multum information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore Multum does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Multum's drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. Multum's drug information is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Copyright 1996-2012 Cerner Multum, Inc. Version: 3.03. Revision date: 12/15/2010.
Your use of the content provided in this service indicates that you have read,understood and agree to the End-User License Agreement,which can be accessed by clicking on this link.
Additional Leucovorin Calcium Information
Leucovorin Calcium - User Reviews
Leucovorin Calcium User Reviews
Now you can gain knowledge and insight about a drug treatment with Patient Discussions.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Get the latest treatment options.