Leucovorin Enhancement For the Treatment of Cancer
It is a vitamin used to enhance fluorouracil.
How It Is Given
It is injected into a vein, muscle, or taken by mouth. Since this drug is used to enhance the cancer-cell killing power of fluorouracil, doses of leucovorin are most often given before the fluorouracil dose or sometimes before and after the dose.
Common Side Effects
Although the leucovorin itself is virtually non-toxic, the side effects of fluorouracil are often made worse, especially diarrhea. If you are receiving leucovorin with your fluorouracil, report any diarrhea to the clinic immediately.
Less Common Side Effects
Possible allergic reaction
Talk with your health care provider before taking any vitamin or herbal supplements.
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Last Updated: 09/23/2011
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