L-methylfolate - Drug Information

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Generic Name : L-methylfolate

Pronunciation : METH-ill-FOH-late

Latest prescription information about L-methylfolate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Name(s): 

International- Deplin, Cerefolin, Metanx, Zervalx.

Why it is prescribed : 

This medication is a vitamin (medical food), prescribed for dietary management in patients with low plasma or low red blood cells. It works by providing the body with folic acid.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category :

A B C D X

Category N :

Not yet classified.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

PO- The recommended dose is 1 capsule (1000mcg), per day.

How it should be taken : 

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

Warnings and Precautions : 

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of anemia or low levels of vitamin B12, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Side Effects : 

Severe allergic reactions (rash, hives, itching, difficulty in breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it at room temperature (15 to 30C).


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