Deplin is considered as a dietary supplement that targets people with varying degrees of depression. It is L-methylfolate, and is prescribed to augment other treatment for major depressive disorder. Deplin works through a natural process in the brain to manage the monoamines associated with mood. L-methylfolate is the active form of folate, which your body metabolizes from folic acid.
The product is manufactured by Pamlab and according to the maker of Deplin, it is a prescription vitamin used to increase the effectiveness of antidepressant and antipsychotic medications. Specifically, Deplin helps increase folate levels in people with depression and decrease homocysteine levels in people with schizophrenia.
Ingredients in Deplin
Deplin includes the following ingredients:
L-methylfolate [6(S)-5-MTHF](Metafolin), Dibasic Calcium Phosphate Dihydrate, Silicified Microcrystalline Cellulose 90,Silicified Microcrystalline Cellulose HD90, Opardy ll Blue85F90748 (Polyvinyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, PEG 3350, Talc and FD&C Blue #2), Magnesium Stearate (Vegetable Source), and carnauba wax.
How Does Deplin Work?
Deplin works by using a natural process within the body to develop more of the neurotransmitters that may be lacking. Additional neurotransmitters such as serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine enable the antidepressant you may be taking to be more effective. Deplin contains 7.5 mg of L-methylfolate, the only active form of folate that can cross the blood brain barrier. Normalizing neurotransmitters, serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine enables your antidepressant to work better.
Deplin Side Effects
Nausea, sleeping problems and a loss of appetite are some of the potential side effects of Deplin. It is difficult to know exactly what problems to expect, as this product has not undergone the clinical testing that most prescription medications must go through. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop any signs of an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or unexplained swelling.
How to use Deplin:
Use Deplin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. Take Deplin by mouth with or without food. If you miss a dose of Deplin, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Deplin.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Deplin or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Deplin. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Deplin.