Deplin is a medication that is used in treating depression and schizophrenia. It is also a prescription vitamin that has L-methylfolate. This is an active form of folic acid. The vitamin helps in boosting the folate levels in patients who suffer from depression. It also reduces the homocysteine levels in schizophrenia patients. Deplin enhances the effects of antipsychotic and antidepressant medications.
Deplin is a manmade form of folate that is used keep body cells healthy, especially red blood cells. It is also used to treat depression. Folate is a B-vitamin found in some foods. Deplin works by increasing the level of folate in body cells.
Deplin works by providing the body with already active folate. This ensures that the body can absorb folate quickly without having to break it down.
Low levels of folate can cause certain forms of anemia. Ailments that can lead to low folate levels include poor diet, alcoholism, kidney dialysis and pregnancy. Deplin is typically used together with a doctor-approved diet.