Brand name – Neecovorin 50
Generic name – Leucovorin Calcium
Manufacture – Neetco
Strength – 50mg/5ml
Dosage – Injection
Composition – Leucovorin Calcium
Indication – Chemotherapy
Storage – Store at a cool place
Overview of Leucovorin calcium 50mg injection
Leucovorin Calcium 50mg injection is used to prevent the toxic effects of methotrexate when methotrexate is used in the treatment of certain types of cancer. Neecovorin 50mg injection is also used in the treatment of anemia (low level of red blood cells in the body) which is caused by low levels of folic acid in the body. Neecovorin 50 may also be used in colon cancer.
How to use Leucovorin calcium 50mg injection
Leucovorin calcium 5ml injection is given in the vein or muscle only by a professional doctor or nurse. It should not be given in the spine. Neecovorin 50mg injection is given every six hours or once a day or as per doctor's prescription until lab reports show it is no longer needed.
Leucovorin calcium 50mg injection has several side effects, which are:
- Severe dizziness
- Breathing problem
- Difficult in swallowing
If the above-mentioned effects are seen in the patients, immediately consult with your doctor otherwise, it may affect overall health.
Leucovorin calcium 5ml injection is a very powerful drug, taking it in the wrong way may give severe side effects and increase the duration of treatment. You have to follow the doctor's prescription strictly for better results.
In case you missed any dose consult your doctor. Do not take twice the dose to catch up on the missed one. This will cause severe side effects and impact your overall health and duration of treatment.
In case of overdose immediately consult the doctor for medical attention. Overdose will affect your health and duration of treatment.
Leucovorin calcium 50mg injection causes a reaction in some patients so, it is advised to discuss the risks and benefits.
Leucovorin calcium 50mg injection given in vein or muscles only otherwise it will give severe side effects.
If you are undergoing some treatment inform the doctor at the beginning of the treatment because those medicines will react and disturb the process of cancer medicine.
Pregnant women should not take this injection because it will harm the fetus.
Breastfeeding women consult the doctor first before taking this injection.
Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
It is important to keep all the prescription and non-prescription medicines that you taking, as well as the list of products you using such as vitamins, herbs, or other health supplements.
Before starting treatment, inform the doctor about the medicine you have taken or are taking because it may react and give side effects. Keep all the medical documents with you at the beginning of the treatment.
If you have an allergy to any medicine such as folic acid, levoleucovorin, leucovorin, or any other medicine inform your doctor.
Q1. What is the use of Leucovorin calcium 50mg injection?
Ans - Leucovorin calcium is used to reduce the toxic effects of methotrexate and in the treatment of colon cancer.
Q2. How long treatment will be with Leucovorin calcium 50mg injection?
Ans – The duration of treatment will depend on the stage of cancer and the overall health of patients.
Q3. Can I drive after taking the Leucovorin calcium 50mg injection?
Ans – Driving and operating heavy machinery is advisable because this tablet makes you feel server dizzy.
Q4. From where I can buy a Leucovorin calcium 5ml injection?
Ans – From Magicine Pharma you can buy at an affordable price.
Q5. Should I consume a during pregnancy Leucovorin calcium 5ml injection?
Ans – Pregnant women should not consume this table because their baby gets affected.
Alternate Brand name
Leucovorin calcium: Drug information is available at: https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB00650.
Leucovorin calcium: side effects, warning, interaction, and dosages information available at: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a608038.html and https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a608038.html.