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This page contains brief information about the drug combination called FU-LV. The drugs in the combination are listed, and links to individual drug summaries are included.

Drugs in the FU-LV combination:
FU = Fluorouracil
LV = Leucovorin Calcium

Chemotherapy is often given as a combination of drugs. Combinations usually work better than single drugs because different drugs kill cancer cells in different ways.

Each of the drugs in this combination are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat cancer or conditions related to cancer.

Use in Cancer

FU-LV is used to treat:

  • Colorectal cancer.
  • Esophageal cancer.
  • Gastric cancer.

This combination may also be used with other drugs or treatments or to treat other types of cancer.

More About FU-LV

Definition from the TCH Drug Dictionary – Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.