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Leucovorin Calcium Patient Information including How Should I Take
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 should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking leucovorin ?
Do not take leucovorin if you have anemia that is caused by a lack of vitamin B12.
Before taking leucovorin, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
- kidney disease;
- liver disease; or
- lung disease.
If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to take leucovorin, or you may need to use an injection form of leucovorin (given through a needle placed into a vein).
FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether leucovorin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not take this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take leucovorin ?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take leucovorin with a full glass of water.
When treating an accidental overdose, leucovorin should be started as soon as possible for best effect.
You may also be treated with IV fluids to keep you from getting dehydrated during your treatment with leucovorin.
To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood will need to be tested often. This will help your doctor determine how long to treat you with leucovorin.
Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
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