What is Leucovorin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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See also: CALGB 9251

Leucovorin is a vitamin derivative. This medication is used to prevent or treat the toxicities of medications known as folic acid antagonists including methotrexate, trimethoprim, pyrimethamine.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Treat side effects of another treatment 20 10
Rheumatoid arthritis 6 1
Colon cancer 2 0
Hair loss 2 2
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 0
Autism spectrum disorder 1 0

Show all 11 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Leucovorin

Side effect Patients
Upset stomach 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Leucovorin

Dosage Patients
5 mg weekly 3
7.5 mg weekly 1
10 mg weekly 1
5 mg daily 1
10 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Leucovorin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 4
Did not seem to work 3
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 13 patients who've stopped taking Leucovorin

Duration

Currently taking Leucovorin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 3

Stopped taking Leucovorin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 10

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Leucovorin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Apremilast (Otezla) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Leucovorin

Nov 15, 2013 (Started Jan 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat side effects of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks
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