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XaQuil XR

[Generic name: l-methylfolate, “L-METH-il-FOE”-late
Brand name: Denovo, Deplin, Elfolate L-Methylfolate Forte, XaQuil XR, L-Methylfolate Formula
Drug class: vitamins

What is XaQuil XR?

Folate is a B vitamin that is found naturally in a wide variety of food items. Folic acid is the human-made form of folate, which is added to food items or mineral and vitamin supplements. Folate is essential for the human body to aid in the production of red blood cells.A deficiency in folate within the human body may be caused by certain ailments as well as by taking certain medicines or not consuming enough folate in your diet. Folate deficiencies can cause reduced red blood cells as well as anemia. Folate deficiency can also cause high levels of a certain amino acid in the blood, a condition called hyperhomocysteinemia (HYE-per-HOE-moe-sis-tin-EE-mee-a).XaQuil XR can be described as a medicinal food intended for those who suffer from conditions resulting from folate deficiency. It is also prescribed by people with major depression with folate deficiency or those suffering from schizophrenia who suffer from hyperhomocysteinemia that is related to folate deficiency.XaQuil XR doesn't function as an antidepressant or antipsychotic medication. However, it can increase the effectiveness of antidepressant drugs.XaQuil XR could also be used to treat conditions not mentioned in this medication guide.

Side effects of XaQuil XR

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as asthma, hives, and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,A few less serious side effects could be experienced, and you could not experience any at all.The following isn't an exhaustive list of the possible consequences, but other reactions could be experienced. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Sertraline, Trazadone, Lexapro, Citalopram, Zoloft, Cymbalta, and Folic Acid


Follow the directions on the label of your medication and the package. Inform your health care providers about your medical issues, allergies, and any medications you take.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to take XaQuil XR if you are sensitive to it.

To be sure XaQuil XR is suitable for you, inform your doctor if you suffer from:

  • Seizures or epilepsy;
  • A past history of vitamin b12 insufficiency as well as dangerous anaemia
  • A case background that suggests an underlying bipolar disorder (manic depression)

Inform your doctor if you are nursing or pregnant. Your dosage requirements might differ in the course of pregnancy or when you are breastfeeding.

How to take XaQuil XR?

Follow all the instructions on the prescription label. Don't use XaQuil XR in larger or smaller quantities or for longer periods than suggested.Make sure you use only the strength of the l-methylfolate the doctor prescribed. Do not change brands without a doctor's recommendation.You can use XaQuil XR either with or without Follow your doctor's prescriptions.Don't chew, crush or break an extended-release tablet. Take it in whole.Don't take this medication with a different person, even if they share similar symptoms to yours.XaQuil XR is just one part of a full treatment plan that could include additional medications and psychological counselling if used for people suffering from depression and schizophrenia. Be sure to follow your treatment and counselling regimen extremely closely.Keep the items in a cool, dry place far from heat, humidity, and light.

Do I be concerned if I miss a dose?

Do the dose you missed as soon as you can remember. Avoid any missed doses if you are nearing the time for the next dose. Do not take additional medicine to make up for the missed dose.

What will happen if I take excessively?

A dose too high in XaQuil XR is not likely to cause serious health problems.

What should be avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding any limitations on foods, drinks, or activities.

Interaction with other drugs

Discuss with your physician all the medications you currently take and any new medications you begin or stop taking, particularly:

  • Capecitabine;
  • Fluoxetine (prozac);
  • Isotretinoin;
  • Methotrexate;
  • Methylprednisolone;
  • Pancrelipase;
  • Pyrimethamine;
  • Triamterene;
  • Trimethoprim;
  • Warfarin (coumadin, jantoven);
  • Birth control pills;
  • Oral diabetes medicine containing metformin (glucophage, avandamet, metaglip, and many others);
  • The nsaids (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs): aspirin, ibuprofen, aspirin (advil, motrin), naproxen (aleve), as well as celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and many others;
  • Seizure medicine: carbamazepine, lamotrigine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, and valproic acid.

This list is not exhaustive. Other medications can interact with l-methylfolate. This includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. There are not all the interactions mentioned in this medication guide.