Rescuvolin

Rescuvolin

calcium folinate

Manufacturer:

Pharmachemie/Teva

Distributor:

Pacific Healthcare
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Ca folinate
Indications/Uses
As rescue therapy after treatment w/ average to high dose of methotrexate. In the treatment of megaloblastic anemia owing to folate deficiency. In combination w/ 5-FU for the treatment of metastasised colorectal carcinoma.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Rescue therapy Begin 24 hr after termination of methotrexate therapy. Usually 15 mg 3 hrly IV for 1st 24 hr. Then, one 15 mg tab 6 hrly for 48 hr. Megaloblastic anemia Initially 10 mg daily for 10-15 days, then adjust dosage according to hematological response. Metastasised colorectal carcinoma Wkly schedule: 20-200 mg/m2 in a 2 hr infusion w/ 500 mg/m2 5-FU as bolus inj. Mthly schedule: 20 or 200 mg/m2 bolus immediately followed by 425 or 370 mg/m2 5-FU bolus once a mth for 5 consecutive days.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Undiagnosed megaloblastic anemia w/ inadequate vit B12.
Special Precautions
Folate-dependent tumors.
Adverse Reactions
Allergic sensitization; pyrexia after inj.
Drug Interactions
Antagonises effects of anticonvulsants, folic acid antagonists.
ATC Classification
V03AF03 - calcium folinate ; Belongs to the class of detoxifying agents used in antineoplastic treatment.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Rescuvolin powd for inj 100 mg/10 mL
Packing/Price
1's
Form
Rescuvolin powd for inj 300 mg/30 mL
Packing/Price
1's
Form
Rescuvolin powd for inj 50 mg/5 mL
Packing/Price
1's
Form
Rescuvolin tab 15 mg
Packing/Price
(blister) 10's
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