Posted by Ron Hill on November 2, 2007, at 21:07:30
In reply to Re: Metafolin dose different than Deplin/Kaye, posted by Phillipa on November 1, 2007, at 22:47:46
> Metafolin isn't a prescription it is a dietary supplement googled it. Man like I say it's getting confusing. Phillipa
Jan and Star,
Metafolin is the trademarked name for the L-methylfolate. Metafolin is manufactured by a company named Epova which is fully owned by Merk. Merk owns patents for the manufacturing process that they use to make Metafolin. For ANY and ALL retail products that contain L-methylfolate, the L-methylfolate ingredient was purchased from Epova (Merk), and is the trademarked Metafolin.
To my knowledge, no other company other than Epova currently manufactures L-methylfolate.
Don't believe me; check it out for yourselves. Cerefolin, Metnx, and Deplin are three current Rx products that contain L-methylfolate. And, there are still some OTC's on the market that contain L-methylfolate. In every case, the L-methylfolate is made by Epova (i.e.; Merk) and, therefore, it is Metafolin.
As I understand it, Merk is slowly but surely getting rid of the OTC's because they want all products that contain Metafolin to be an Rx only product. Let's face it, if Merk is the only place you can buy L-methylfolate, and Merk decides that they no longer want to sell to OTC's, the OTC L-methyfolate products will disappear.
So check it out; look on any of the OTC's and you will see the trade name Metafolin. Same thing for the Rx products. Here are some of the web sites. Somewhere on each of the web sites you will see reference to Metafolin.
Here are links to the Metafolin home page and Eprova
Currently in Full Remission since the Addition of Deplin on 10/22/07. Time will tell if it lasts.
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200 mg/day Lamictal
875 mg/day Keppra
90 mg/day Nardil
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