Deplin - Used for: Dietary management of low plasma or low red blood cell folate in certain patients. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Deplin is a medical food. It works by providing the body with folate.
Folate is a form of B vitamin that occurs naturally in many foods. Folic acid is the man-made form of folate that is added to processed foods or vitamin and mineral supplements. Folate is needed in the human body for production of red blood cells.
A lack (deficiency) of folate in the human body can be caused by certain diseases, by taking certain medications, or by not getting enough folate in your diet. Folate deficiency can lead to decreased red blood cells, or anemia.
Deplin is a medical food for use in people who have conditions related to folate deficiency.
The Zervalx brand of Deplin is used in the following situations:
in people who have high levels of a certain amino acid in their blood, a condition called hyperhomocysteinemia (HYE-per-HOE-moe-sis-tin-EE-mee-a). This condition can be related to folate deficiency or may be caused by receiving methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
in women with high-risk pregnancies who need additional folate in their diets to prevent hyperhomocysteinemia; or
in people with certain types of anemia (a lack of red blood cells) that may be complicated by a folate deficiency.
The Deplin brand of Deplin is used in the following situations:
in people with major depressive disorder who have folate deficiency. Deplin is used together with anti-depressant medications in people with major depressive disorder and low folate levels.
in people with schizophrenia who have hyperhomocysteinemia related to folate deficiency.
Deplin is not an antidepressant. However, it may enhance the effects of antidepressant medications.
Deplin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Deplin is used to treat depression. It can also be used to treat anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or an eating disorder known as bulimia nervosa. Deplin may also be used together with other medicines to treat other depressive conditions as decided by your doctor. Deplin belongs to a group of antidepressants known as Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs).
Indications: megaloblastic anaemia
Sertraline is primarily used to treat major depression in adult outpatients as well as obsessive–compulsive, panic, and social anxiety disorders in both adults and children.
Obsessive compulsive disorder.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder.