Deplin® is a prescription vitamin used to increase the effectiveness of antidepressant and antipsychotic medications. Specifically, Deplin helps increase folate levels in people with depression and decrease homocysteine levels in people with schizophrenia. Pamlab, LLC, is the manufacturer of Deplin.
Deplin is classified as a "medical food." Medical foods are used to provide nutritional supplementation for medical conditions that have specific nutritional needs. They do not need to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Therefore, no testing is done to determine if products are equivalent.
(For more information, click Deplin. This Web selection offers a complete overview of this prescription vitamin, including how it works, potential side effects, and safety precautions you should be aware of before taking this supplement.)