- 2.5 to 5 mg for children & 2.5 mg to 10 mg for adults;
- continuous infusion of large amounts of methotrexate may be employed (from 250 mg to 1 g/sq m., q week), when leucovorin rescue is used.
- supplemental folic acid (1 mg/day) will reduce risk of hematologic
toxicity without interfering with efficacy.
- scored 2.5 mg tabs and also as a dry powder containing 20 to 250 mg vials;
- Drug Interactions and Toxicity:
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Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, December 16, 2011 4:00 pm