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What are the uses of L-Methylfolate and Methyl-B12?

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Posted on Thu, 3 Dec 2015
Question: Why would a psychiatrist prescribe L-methylFolate and Methyl B12 ?
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Megaloblastic anemia. Both needed some times

Detailed Answer:
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i read your question and i understand your concern. When the doctor is suspecting some anemia especially megaloblastic anemias where size of red blood cells increase ( megaloblasts ) > 100 MCV then we advise these folates and vitamin B 12. Former helps in RBCs maturation and later helps in B 12 replenishment likely causing this pernicious megaloblastic anemia.

So use them in combination and keep an eye on your blood count. Usually B 12 comes in animal sources of food and if one is a vegetarian or does not eat much animal food, then there is a chance of getting B 12 deficient.

So trust your doctor and use them both. it won't do any harm. I hope it helps. take good care of yourself and don't forget to close the discussion please.

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Khan
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What are the uses of L-Methylfolate and Methyl-B12?

Brief Answer: Megaloblastic anemia. Both needed some times Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking i read your question and i understand your concern. When the doctor is suspecting some anemia especially megaloblastic anemias where size of red blood cells increase ( megaloblasts ) > 100 MCV then we advise these folates and vitamin B 12. Former helps in RBCs maturation and later helps in B 12 replenishment likely causing this pernicious megaloblastic anemia. So use them in combination and keep an eye on your blood count. Usually B 12 comes in animal sources of food and if one is a vegetarian or does not eat much animal food, then there is a chance of getting B 12 deficient. So trust your doctor and use them both. it won't do any harm. I hope it helps. take good care of yourself and don't forget to close the discussion please. Regards Khan