Active ingredients: folinic acid
What it is used 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.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear, colourless to pale yellow solution.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient folinic acid
This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems