|Common Brands||Company||Unit Dose||Price|
|L – Folinik||Yash||800mcg Tabs||30’s=KSh. 500.00|
|M – Folate||Nic||15mg Tabs||1 x 15’s=KSh. 345.00|
An adjunct treatment in patients with major depressive disorders who have a partial response or no response to SSRIs.
Allergy to the drug or any excipient of the formulation.
Allergic reactions (rare); insomnia; anxiety; sore muscles; aches; acne; rash; irritability; nausea; headaches; migraines.
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Folic acid is converted into Dihydrofolate (DHF), Tetrahydrofolate (THF), and then finally into L-methylfolate (5 – MTHF) to be used in the body.
L – methylfolate together with antidepressants is more effective in improving depressive symptoms than antidepressant monotherapy and it results in symptomatic improvement more rapidly than SSRI/SNRI monotherapy.