Calcium Folinate (Ebewe) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) folinic acid. On this page you will find out more about Calcium Folinate (Ebewe), 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
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Calcium Folinate (Ebewe) 50 mg/5 mL injection, 5 x 5 mL ampoules
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What this medicine is for
INDICATIONS AS AT 02 DECEMBER 2005 : As rescue therapy to reduce toxicity following high dose methotrexate therapy. 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 diseases, sprue and malnutrition. It is not more active than folic acid for these conditions. Overdosage of methotrexate and in impaired methotrexate elimination. Reducing the toxicity and circumventing the effects of folic acid antagonists.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Clear, colourless to pale yellow solution.|
|Route of administration||Intravenous|
5 ampoules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Refrigerate,Protect from Light,Do not Freeze|
|Life time||2 Years|
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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Is this medication banned in sport?
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