does it make u feel drowsy or had any side-effects?
Did you mean Zervalx? I'm not sure if this particular brand is available in Canada or not ... but the same medicine (under another brand name) must most definitely be available.
Folate is a form of B vitamin that occurs naturally in many foods. Folic acid is the man-made form of folate that is added to processed foods or vitamin and mineral supplements. Folate is needed in the human body for production of red blood cells.
A lack (deficiency) of folate in the human body can be caused by certain diseases, by taking certain medications, or by not getting enough folate in your diet. Folate deficiency can lead to decreased red blood cells, or anemia.
L-methylfolate is a medical food for use in people who have conditions related to folate deficiency.
The Zervalx brand of l-methylfolate is used in the following situations:
in people who have high levels of a certain amino acid in their blood, a condition called hyperhomocysteinemia. This condition can be related to folate deficiency or may be caused by receiving methotrexate;
in women with high-risk pregnancies who need additional folate in their diets to prevent hyperhomocysteinemia; or in people with certain types of anemia (a lack of red blood cells) that may be complicated by a folate deficiency.
The Deplin brand of l-methylfolate is used in the following situations:
in people with major depressive disorder who have folate deficiency. Deplin is used together with anti-depressant medications in people with major depressive disorder and low folate levels.
in people with schizophrenia who have hyperhomocysteinemia related to folate deficiency.
Deplin is not an antidepressant. However, it may enhance the effects of antidepressant medications.
L-methylfolate may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
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