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Name: Leucovorin calcium
Pregnancy Category C
Folic acid derivative
Active reduced form of folic acid; required for nucleoprotein
maintenance of normal erythropoiesis.
"Leucovorin rescue"-after high-dose methotrexate therapy in
Treatment of megaloblastic anemias due to sprue, nutritional
pregnancy, and infancy when oral folic acid therapy is not
With 5-fluorouracil for palliative treatment of metastatic colorectal
Allergy to leucovorin on previous exposure, pernicious anemia or other
megaloblastic anemias in which vitamin B12 is deficient, lactation
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