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Adjuncts  

What are adjuncts?

Adjuncts (or adjunctive drugs) are a variety of medications that complement the chemotherapy regimen. Adjuncts technically are not chemotherapy drugs, because the adjuncts do not attack the cancer itself. However, adjuncts are considered part of the treatment, because they have one or more of the following beneficial effects:

Help make the action of chemotherapy drugs more effective
Help alleviate symptoms of the cancer
Help alleviate side effects of the treatment

Leucovorin calcium, a derivative of the vitamin, folic acid, is an adjunct used to:

Enhance the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and 5-FU-related chemotherapy drugs

Reduce the toxic effects of folate antagonist types of chemotherapy drugs


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