Active Ingredient History

NOW
  • Now
Leucovorin is a compound similar to folic acid, which is a necessary vitamin. It has been around and in use for many decades. Leucovorin is a medication frequently used in combination with the chemotherapy drugs fluoruracil and methotrexate. Leucovorin is not a chemotherapy drug itself, however it is used in addition to these chemotherapy drugs to enhance anticancer effects (with fluorouracil) or to help prevent or lessen side effects (with methotrexate). Leucovorin is also used by itself to treat certain anemia problems when folic acid deficiency is present.   NCATS

More Chemistry
  • Mechanisms of Action: Missing data
  • Multi-specific: Missing data
  • Black Box: No
  • Availability: Prescription Only
  • Delivery Methods: Oral, Parenteral
  • Pro Drug: No
10-formyl-7,8-dihydrofolic acid | 5-formyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydrofolic acid | (5-formyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydropteroyl)glutamate | 5-formyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydropteroyl-l-glutamic acid | 5-formyltetrahydrofolate | 5-formyltetrahydrofolic acid | acide folinique | calc folinate | calcium folinate | calcium laevulate | calcium leucovorin | calcium levulate | calcium levulinate | citrovorum factor | diasporal | f-d folic acid | folacal | folfiri | folfirinox | folfox | folfox-4 | folinate | folinate-sf calcium | folinic acid | follinic acid | fusilev | l(-)-5-formyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydrofolic acid | leucovirin | leucovorin | leucovorin calcium | leucovorinum | levulinic acid | levulinic acid, ammonium salt | levulinic acid, calcium salt | levulinic acid, sodium salt | magnesium diasporal | magnesium laevulinate | magnesium levulinate | n5-formyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydrofolic acid | n-(5-formyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydropteroyl)-l-glutamic acid | n5-formyltetrahydrofolic acid | wellcovorin

Feedback

Data collection and curation is an ongoing process for CDEK - if you notice any information here to be missing or incorrect, please let us know! When possible, please include a source URL (we verify all data prior to inclusion).

Report issue