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Leucovorin

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Updated: January 27, 2008

Lyophilized Leucovorin for injection

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Definition:

Leucovorin is a vitamin complex used to treat advanced colon cancer. By itself, leucovorin isn't able to fight cancer at all. Rather, it helps patients by increasing the effectiveness of another drug, fluorouracil. Leucovorin is sold under the brand name Wellcovorin.

For more detailed information about leucovorin, please visit the leucovorin information page.

Related Articles: If you'd like basic information about each type of drug used in the treatment of colon and rectal cancer, please take a look at the Colorectal Cancer Drug Index.

Source: Drug Finder: Leucovorin. About.com. Accessed 28 Jan. 2008 [http://drugsaz.about.com/od/drugs/leucovorin.htm].
Also Known As: Wellcovorin

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