leucovorin


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leucovorin

[lü′käv·ə·rən]
(pharmacology)
Folinic acid used as a calcium salt to counteract the toxic effects of folic acid antagonists and for treatment of megaloblastic anemias.
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From the result, we found that after 48 hours of incubation, cell viability of Annona muricata leaf extract was 21.01% whereas leucovorin cell viability was 201.85%.
Correlation between serum concentration of methotrexate and leucovorin rescue
Cetuximab plus irinotecan, fluorouracil, and leucovorin as first-line treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer: updated analysis of overall survival according to tumor KRAS and BRAF mutation status.
Although by introducing different chemotherapeutic agents such as irinotecan and oxaliplatin in combination with fluorouracil or leucovorin, the hope for survival is created in patients with mCRC, most of these patients fail to be cured due to the development of drug resistance.
Irinotecan combined with bolus fluorouracil, continuous infusion fluorouracil, and high-dose leucovorin every two weeks (LV5FU2 Regimen): a dose-finding and pharmacokinetic study in patients with pretreated metastatic colorectal cancer.
5-FU 500mg/[m.sup.2] iv bolus 1h after the start of leucovorin, Leucovorin 500 mg/[m.sup.2] iv over 2 hrs,
With the biopsy demonstrating toxoplasmosis, the patient was discharged to complete a course of pyrimethamine, sulfadiazine, and leucovorin. Antiretroviral therapy was to be initiated as an outpatient.
The next subsection will explore the sterile injectable drug Leucovorin, as it is a prime example of a sterile injectable drug currently experiencing a shortage because the main manufacturers of Leucovorin have closed their plants, or temporarily suspended production, due to receiving Form 483 notices and warning letters from the FDA.
Keywords: Folin-Ciocalteu Reagent, Injectable dosage forms, Leucovorin, Spectrophotometry.
Laura Porter of the Colon Cancer Alliance said that there have been shortages of 5 of 22 drugs used to treat colon cancer, including 5-FU and leucovorin. Of the five, four are generic drugs.