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Calcium Folinate

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antidote against folic acid antagonists

Detoxifying agent for antineoplastic treatment

Chemical Name

Calcium N-[p-[[(2-amino-5-formyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-4-hydroxy-6-pteridinyl)metyl]amino]benzoyl]glutamate (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Calcii folinas (Latin)
  • Calcium folinat (German)
  • Folinate de calcium (French)
  • Folinato cálcico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Calcium Folinate (OS: JAN, BANM)
  • Folinato di calcio (OS: DCIT)
  • (+)-L-Folinic acid, calcium salt (IS)
  • Calcifolin (IS)
  • Calcio folinato (IS)
  • Calcium citrovorum factor (IS)
  • Calfonat (IS)
  • Folinat-SF Calcium (IS)
  • Folinic acid calcium salt (IS)
  • Leucovorin Calcium (IS)
  • Calcii folinas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Calcium Folinate (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Calcium folinate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Leucovorin Calcium (PH: USP 41)
  • Folinsäure, Calciumsalz-5-Wasser (IS)
  • NSC 3590 (IS)

Brand Names


BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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