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Brand name: Leucovorin Calcium (Mayne Pharma)

Leucovorin Calcium (Mayne Pharma) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) folinic acid. On this page you will find out more about Leucovorin Calcium (Mayne Pharma), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: folinic acid

Information for medicine and pack size:
Leucovorin Calcium (Mayne Pharma) 300 mg/30 mL injection, 30 mL vial

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Leucovorin Calcium has shown good results in the treatment of certain megaloblastic anaemias resulting from folic acid deficiency.This mainly occurs in infants, during pregnancy, in malabsorption syndromes, liver disease, sprue and malnutrition. It is not more effective than folic acid for these conditions. Leucovorin Calcium has also shown good results in reducing the toxicity and circumventing the effect of folic acid antagonists, if therapeutically desired.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A clear, straw to pale yellow coloured solution, free from visible particulate matter.
Dosage Form Injection
Route of administration Intravenous
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We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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