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Levofolinic Acid

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antidote against folic acid antagonists

Detoxifying agent for antineoplastic treatment

Chemical Names

L-Glutamic acid, N-(4-((((6S)-2-amino-5-formyl-1,4,5,6,7,8-hexahydro-4-oxo-6-pteridinyl)metyl)amino)benzoyl)-

L-Glutamic acid, N-(4-(((2-amino-5-formyl-1,4,5,6,7,8-hexahydro-4-oxo-6-pteridinyl)metyl)amino)benzoyl)-, (S)-

Foreign Names

  • Levofolinsäure (German)
  • Lévofolinique, acide (French)

Generic Names

  • (S)-Leucovorin (IS)
  • Levoleucovorin (IS)
  • L-Folinic acid (IS)
  • Calcium Levofolinate (OS: BAN)
  • Levofolinate Calcium (OS: JAN)
  • Levoleucovorin Calcium (OS: USAN)
  • CL 307782 (IS)
  • Elvorine (IS)
  • Isovorin (IS)
  • Levofolene (IS)
  • Levofolinic acid, calcium salt (IS)
  • LFA (IS)
  • UNII-778XL9VBS8 (IS)
  • Calcii levofolinas pentahydricus (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Calcium levofolinate pentahydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Calcium Levofolinate Pentahydrate (PH: BP 2016)
  • Calciumlevofolinat-Pentahydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Lévofolinate calcique pentahydraté (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Disodium levofolinate (IS)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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