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Biovorin 15 mg Tablet
Biovorin 15 mg Tablet
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Biovorin 15 mg Tablet

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Calcium Leucovorin 15 mg

Introduction of Biovorin 15 mg Tablet

Biovorin 15 mg Tablet is used to protect against the toxic effects of chemotherapy agents such as methotrexate and treat an overdose of anticancer medicines. It is also used in the treatment of megaloblastic anaemia due to folic acid deficiency. Benefits of Biovorin 15 mg Tablet is also combined with 5-fluorouracil to treat advanced colorectal cancer.

This medicine may cause some adverse effects such as nausea, urticaria, sleeplessness, uneasiness, fever, Redness, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, and vomiting are common side effects of this medicine. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells and serum methotrexate concentration in the blood.

Before taking this medicine, you should inform if you have any pre-existing disease like seizures, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using, especially phenytoin for your seizures. To ensure it is safe for you, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

Take this medicine exactly prescribed by your doctor. It is available in an oral form and an injectable form. The exact dosing and schedule will be determined by the healthcare professional based on the patient's condition. It is important to follow the doctor's instructions for receiving Biovorin 15 mg and to report any side effects or concerns to the doctor.


Uses of Biovorin 15 mg Tablet

Leucovorin Rescue After High-Dose Methotrexate Therapy: Biovorin 15 mg Tablet is used to rescue or protect normal cells from the toxic effects of a high dose of methotrexate. It will reduce the risk of certain long-term side effects, such as liver damage and kidney damage.

Megaloblastic anaemia: Biovorin 15 mg Tablet is used to treat megaloblastic anaemia, a type of anaemia with a lower than the normal number of red blood cells, caused by a deficiency of folic acid, characterized by fatigue, shortness of breath, and pale skin.

Colorectal Cancer: Biovorin 15 mg Tablet used to treat colorectal cancer, which is cancer that affects the colon or rectum.

Folic acid antagonist overdose: Biovorin 15 mg Tablet diminishes the toxicity and counteracts the effects of overdosage of folic acid antagonists.


Benefits of Biovorin 15 mg Tablet

Biovorin 15 mg Tablet can reduce serious blood cell disorders symptoms like anaemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia, which is occurred as a side effect of some drugs like methotrexate, pyrimethamine, and trimethoprim.

Biovorin 15 mg Tablet can help to decrease the side effects of chemotherapy drugs, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea, by protecting normal cells from the toxic effects of chemotherapy.

Biovorin 15 mg may help to increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs by allowing them to work more effectively against cancer.

Biovorin 15 mg Tablet can help to improve the quality of life for cancer patients by reducing the side effects of chemotherapy and potentially increasing the effectiveness of cancer treatment.


Side Effects of Biovorin 15 mg Tablet

​Like all medications, Biovorin 15 mg Tablet can cause side effects but do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them.


Most Common Side Effects of Biovorin 15 mg Tablet

  • Nausea
  • Urticaria
  • Sleeplessness
  • Uneasiness
  • Fever
  • Redness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting


Common Side Effects of Biovorin 15 mg Tablet

  • Breathing difficulty
  • Dizziness
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Swelling all over the body


How to Use Biovorin 15 mg Tablet?

Biovorin 15 mg Tablet is available in an oral form and injectable form, which is given IM ( intramuscular) and IV (Intravenous)The route of drug administration and the frequency and dosage of the drug must be decided by your health care professional.


How Biovorin 15 mg Tablet Works?

Biovorin 15 mg Tablet also known as folinic acid. Side effects of Biovorin 15 mg Tablet works by enhancing the effectiveness of certain chemotherapy drugs, such as 5-fluorouracil and methotrexate. Biovorin 15 mg helps to convert these chemotherapy drugs into their active form, which allows them to target and kill cancer cells.


Safety Advices Biovorin 15 mg Tablet

driving
Driving
Safe

Biovorin 15 mg Tablet is unlikely to affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. If you experience any side effects while taking Biovorin 15 mg such as dizziness or drowsiness, it is important to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until the side effects have resolved.

kidney
Kidney
Use with Caution

patients with kidney disease should closely monitor kidney function while taking Biovorin 15 mg Tablet and report any unusual symptoms or changes in kidney function to their physician. The dose of Biovorin 15 mg should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. It is important to adjust the dose in patients with kidney disease.

alcohol
Alcohol
Unsafe

It is generally not recommended to drink alcohol while taking Biovorin 15 mg Tablet. It may increase the risk of liver damage. it is best to avoid alcohol or limit your alcohol consumption while taking any medication.

liver
Liver
Use with Caution

Biovorin 15 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. It is important that patients with liver disease closely monitor liver function while taking Biovorin 15 mg and report any unusual symptoms or changes in liver function to their doctor. The dose of Biovorin 15 mg may need to be adjusted in patients with liver disease.

breastfeeding
Breastfeeding
Unsafe

It is not recommended to breastfeed while taking Side effects of Biovorin 15 mg Tablet. Biovorin 15 mg may pass into breast milk and harm the infant. If you are breastfeeding and taking Biovorin 15 mg Tablet, it is important to talk to your doctor about the possible risks and benefits of continuing to breastfeed. Your doctor will be able to help you make the best decision for you and your baby's health.

pregnancy
Pregnancy
Unsafe

Use of Biovorin 15 mg Tablet may be unsafe during pregnancy as animal studies indicate that it may harm the developing foetus. However, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it is important to talk to your doctor about the potential risks and benefits of taking Biovorin 15 mg during pregnancy. Your doctor will be able to help you make the best decision for you and your baby's health.


References

1. Calcium Folinate 10 Mg/ml Injection, [Date Of Last Revision: 17 May 2021]. Available Form, Online 

2. Leucovorin Calcium Injection, Leucovorin (as Leucovorin Calcium), Generic Medical Partners Inc. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Product Leaflet 

3. Dbl Leucovorin Calcium 15 Mg/2 Ml, 50 Mg/5 Ml Or 300 Mg/30 Ml Solution For Injection, Pfizer New Zealand Limited [date Of Revision 13 May 2022], Product Monograph 

4. Leucovorin Calcium, Avalibale Form 

5. Leucovorin Calcium Injection, Dailymed, Available Form

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