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Leucovorin (By injection)

Leucovorin (loo-koe-VOE-rin)

Helps prevent the side effects of a cancer medicine called methotrexate. Also treats a certain type of anemia caused by a lack of folic acid. Also used in supportive care of patients with colon cancer, and in the treatment of overdoses of certain medicines.

Brand Name(s):

Leucovorin Calcium Novaplus, PremierPro RX Leucovorin Calcium

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to leucovorin, or if your anemia is caused by a lack of vitamin B-12. Your doctor can determine the exact cause of your anemia through medical tests.

How to Use This Medicine:


If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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