- Generic Name:
- Drug Type:
- How the Drug is Given:
Intravenously (IV) or by intramuscular (IM) injection
- Folinic acid
Indications and Usage
Leucovorin is an FDA-approved drug similar to the vitamin folic acid. It protects healthy cells from the effects of methotrexate while allowing methotrexate to enter and kill cancer cells.
Levoleucovorin (Fusilev®) is a form of leucovorin that is given intravenously (IV).
Side effects needing medical attention
Allergic-like reactions; fatigue; weakness; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; constipation; loss of appetite.