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Adcov 50mg Injection

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Salt Composition : Calcium Leucovorin/calcium Folinate

Manufacturer : ADLEY FORMULATIONS

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 250
Price :111
You Save :139 (56%)

1 Vial(s) Of 5ml


Introduction to Adcov 50mg Injection

Adcov 50mg Injection is an anticancer drug belonging to the class of detoxifying agents, containing the active ingredient Calcium Leucovorin/Calcium Folinate. It is used in the treatment of megaloblastic anaemia (the presence of large, immature, and dysfunctional red blood cells (megaloblasts) in the bone marrow). It is also used to enhance the effectiveness of 5-fluorouracil in the treatment of certain cancers, by increasing the efficacy of the drug while reducing its toxicity. This drug can also be used in the treatment of overdosage of folic acid antagonists. Additionally it also helps to protect healthy cells by "rescuing" them from the toxic effects of the chemotherapy drug.

This drug is contraindicated in patients who have hypersensitivity reactions. This medicine may cause allergic reactions in some people. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include itching, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face or throat, and a rapid heartbeat. If you experience any of these symptoms, consult your doctor immediately. Excessive Adcov 50mg Injection doses must be avoided since this might impair the antitumor activity of methotrexate, especially in CNS tumours where calcium folinate accumulates after repeated courses. 

There are no indications that folic acid induces harmful effects if administered during pregnancy and it is not known whether this drug can cause foetal harm, when administered to pregnant women. This drug should be used during pregnancy only when clearly needed. This medicine can be used during breastfeeding when considered necessary according to the therapeutic indications. Tell your physician about all the medications you have been taking recently, including herbal medicines and supplements, before taking Adcov 50mg Injection.


Uses of Adcov 50mg Injection

  • Treatment of Megaloblastic Anaemia
  • Reduce the toxicity of methotrexate
  • Overdose of Folic Acid Antagonists
  • Enhance the effectiveness of 5-fluorouracil

Therapeutic Effects of Adcov 50mg Injection

Adcov 50mg Injection works by enhancing the effects of folic acid in the body. It is taken up by cells through a specific transporter protein and converted into the active form of folic acid, which can be used by cells to produce DNA and form new cells. This drug is given after methotrexate to help rescue normal cells that require folate for their growth.


Interaction of Adcov 50mg Injection with other drugs

Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with Adcov 50mg Injection and reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects. 


More Information about Adcov 50mg Injection

  • Store Adcov 50mg Injection in a refrigerator(2°C-8°C).
  • Keep it out of reach from children and pets.

How to consume Adcov 50mg Injection

The medicine will be administered to you by a healthcare professional in a hospital setting. This injection will be given slowly into a vein (as an injection or infusion), or it may be injected into a muscle. Do not self-administer this medicine. The dose of the Adcov 50mg Injection will be decided by your doctor based on your disease condition and other factors. 


Safety Advices for Adcov 50mg Injection

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Pregnancy

  

It is not known whether Adcov 50mg Injection can cause foetal harm, when administered to pregnant women. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy during the treatment.

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Breast Feeding

  

It is not known if Adcov 50mg Injection passes into your breast milk or if it will affect your baby. Please consult your doctor before breastfeeding. 

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Lungs

  

It is not known whether Adcov 50mg Injection can be administered to patients with lung problems. Consult your doctor if you have any lung diseases before starting the treatment.

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Liver

  

Inform your doctor if you have any liver problems before taking Adcov 50mg Injection. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended.

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Alcohol

  

It is unknown whether consuming alcohol interacts with the Adcov 50mg Injection. Please consult your doctor for more advice.

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Driving

  

It is completely safe to drive after taking the Adcov 50mg Injection.


Side Effects of Adcov 50mg Injection

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.

Serious

  • Reduced number of blood cells
  • Inflammation in the lining of mouth and intestine
  • Severe allergic reactions

Common

  • Nausea, vomiting, severe diarrhoea
  • Redness and swelling of palms of hands and soles of feet

Word of Advice

Special care is needed if you are elderly and you are about to receive any fluorouracil treatment and Adcov 50mg Injection at the same time in case you undergo radiotherapy or stomach trouble. Please tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.


FAQs

Q 1. What are the special precautions I should be aware of before starting treatment with Adcov 50mg Injection?

Adcov 50mg Injection is eliminated from the body primarily through the kidneys. Patients with impaired kidney function may need a lower dose or less frequent dosing of this drug.

Q 2. Can Adcov 50mg Injection be used in combination with other drugs?

Yes, Adcov 50mg Injection is used as an antidote to reduce the toxic effects of methotrexate, a chemotherapy drug that is used to treat certain types of cancer.

Q 3. What does Adcov 50mg Injection do to your body?

Adcov 50mg Injection works by supplying the body with the necessary folate, which is required for the production of red blood cells, DNA synthesis, and other important cellular functions.

Q 4. When you must not be given Adcov 50mg Injection?

Adcov 50mg Injection should not be given to patients who have had an allergic reaction to it or any of its components.

Q 5. What is Adcov 50mg Injection rescue?

Adcov 50mg Injection rescue is typically used in cancer treatment, particularly in the treatment of leukaemia and lymphoma. This involves administering calcium folinate to patients who are receiving high-dose methotrexate treatment. The calcium folinate helps to reduce the toxic effects of methotrexate on healthy cells by providing a form of folic acid that can be used by the body to make new cells and DNA.

Q 6. Can I drive after receiving a Adcov 50mg Injection injection?

It is generally safe to drive after receiving a Adcov 50mg Injection. However, you may experience dizziness or drowsiness as a side effect, which may impair your ability to operate a vehicle or heavy machinery. It is important to wait until you feel fully alert and able to function normally before driving.


Fact Box of Adcov 50mg Injection

Molecule name: Calcium Leucovorin/Calcium Folinate

Therapeutic class: Anti-cancer

Pharmacological class: Detoxifying agents

Indications: 

  1. Treatment of Megaloblastic Anaemia
  2. Reduce the toxicity of methotrexate
  3. Treatment of Overdosage of Folic Acid Antagonists
  4. Enhance the effectiveness of 5-fluorouracil

References

  1. Hospira UK Ltd, Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC), [Revised on Feb 2021] [Accessed on 11th Apr 2023] https://www.medicines.org.uk/EMC/files/pil.1572.pdf
  2. Pfizer Singapore, [11th Sep 2018] [Accessed on 11th Apr 2023] http://labeling.pfizer.com/ShowLabeling.aspx?id=12130
  3. Package leaflet: Summary of the product characteristics for the user. www.hpra.ie.http://www.hpra.ie/img/uploaded/swedocuments/Licence_PA0749-001-001_01022022140623.pdf [Accessed on 11th Apr 2023]
  4. Calcium folinate sandoz - medsafe. Available at: https://www.medsafe.govt.nz/Consumers/CMI/c/calciumFolinateSandoz.pdf [Accessed on 11th Apr 2023]

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