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L-Methylfolate Dosage

Medically reviewed on July 8, 2016.

Applies to the following strengths: 7.5 mg; 15 mg; 1 mg; 30 mg

Usual Adult Dose for Folic Acid Deficiency

L-methylfolate (in the 7.5 mg or 15 mg strength marketed as Deplin tablets) is used for the distinct nutritional requirements of individuals who have suboptimal L-methylfolate levels in the cerebrospinal fluid, plasma, and/or red blood cells and have major depressive disorder (MDD) with particular emphasis as adjunctive support for individuals who are on an antidepressant.
Dose: 7.5 mg or 15 mg orally once daily

L-methylfolate (in the 7.5 mg or 15 mg strength marketed as Deplin tablets) is also used for the distinct nutritional requirements of individuals who have suboptimal L-methylfolate levels in the cerebrospinal fluid, plasma, and/or red blood cells and have schizophrenia who present with negative symptoms and/or cognitive impairment, with particular emphasis as an adjunctive support for individuals who have stabilized on antipsychotics.
Dose: 7.5 mg or 15 mg orally once daily

L-methylfolate (in a 1 mg strength marketed as Zervalx tablets) is used as an orally administered prescription medical food for the dietary management of:
1) intermediate to higher risk pregnancies which require an increased dietary folate intake
2) hemolytic, megaloblastic, and/or sickle cell anemia complicated by folate deficiency
Dose: 1 mg orally once daily

Usual Adult Dose for Hyperhomocysteinemia

L-methylfolate (in a 1 mg strength marketed as Zervalx tablets) is used as an orally administered prescription medical food for the dietary management of:
1) preconception hyperhomocysteinemia
2) methotrexate induced plasma hyperhomocysteinemia
Dose: 1 mg orally once daily

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Dialysis

Data not available

Further information

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