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L-methylfolate Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

L-methylfolate is also known as: Deplin, Duleek-DP, Elfolate, L-Methylfolate Formula, L-Methylfolate Forte, Vilofane-DP, XaQuil XR, Zervalx

Medically reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

L-methylfolate Pregnancy Warnings

L-methylfolate has not been formally assigned to a pregnancy category by the FDA. Animal studies have not been reported. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. L-methylfolate should be given during pregnancy when need has been clearly established.

L-methylfolate 1 mg (marketed as Zervalx) is indicated for the distinct nutritional requirements of preconception and pregnant women who require increased folate concentrations, in the plasma and/or red blood cells (RBC), regardless of MTHFR C677T polymorphism genotype, with particular emphasis, for preconception and pregnant women over 35 years of age, and/or women who are associated with intermediate to higher risk pregnancies and/or who have preconception hyperhomocysteinemia. Zervalx can be used prior to conception, throughout pregnancy, the postnatal period or while taking oral contraceptives to improve nutritional folate concentrations.

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L-methylfolate Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of L-methylfolate into human milk.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Deplin (l-methylfolate)." Pamlab LLC, Mandeville, LA.
  2. "Product Information. Zervalx (l-methylfolate)." Pamlab LLC, Mandeville, LA.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Zervalx (l-methylfolate)." Pamlab LLC, Mandeville, LA.
  2. "Product Information. Deplin (l-methylfolate)." Pamlab LLC, Mandeville, LA.

Further information

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