Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Fusilev

Descriptions


Levoleucovorin injection is used as an antidote to the harmful effects of methotrexate (a cancer medicine) that is given in high doses in patients with bone cancer (osteosarcoma). It is also used to treat overdosage of certain medicines. This medicine acts the same way in the body as folic acid (vitamin B9).

Levoleucovorin injection is also used in combination with 5-fluorouracil (Adrucil®) to relieve and prevent symptoms of patients with advanced metastatic (cancer that has already spread) cancer of the colon and rectum.

This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of a doctor.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Solution