... prescribed Deplin. 15 mg. Is there a generic maker for Deplin? Why is the L methyl folate in Deplin different then the folic acid could get from the pharmacy? I certainly seem to be feeling better well I'm taking it but it is way beyond my cost allowance
Folic Acid Deficiency - I have some mutation in a gene MTHF5 I think that's it. The doctor?
- 30 Aug 2016 by RB5455
- 13 October 2017
- deplin, depression, folic acid deficiency, vitamin/mineral supplementation and deficiency, folic acid, hyperhomocysteinemia, pharmacy, generic, doctor, prescription
I'm sorry I don't have an answer to your question, but I can tell you that your actual gene deficiency is in "MTHFR," which is an enzyme responsible for catalyzing the conversion of folic acid to methylfolate. Methylfolate is a precursor to serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine synthesis. On my Genecept Assay report, next to MTHFR, it also says "C677T" but I don't know what that means. It also says "C/C" which I'm assuming means "calcium channel."
I hope this helps a little bit, if you want to do a little more research into the genetic enzyme itself. :0)
While I can not speak to the differences in products what I can tell you is that there is a generic form of Deplin 15 it is called L-Methylfolate Forte and distributed by Breckinridge Pharmaceuticals, I will also tell you it is manufactured by the same company that manufactured Deplin. It is just not distributed through the band name company for Deplin which is Alfasigma USA
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