Levomefolic acid

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Scientific Name: Levomefolic acid
Brand Name: Beyaz 28 Day, EnBrace HR, EnLyte, Safyral 28 Day, Tydemy 28 Day, Yaz Plus
Company Owner: Not Available
Mechanism Of Action Levomefolic acid plays a critical role in methylating homocysteines into methionine by acting as a methyl donor in a reaction catalyzed by vitamine B12-dependent methionine synthase. Homocysteine must either be further metabolized via transulfuration to become cysteine, taurine, and glutathione via a B6-dependent process, or re-methylated to become methionine again. Methionine formed from remethylation of homocysteine by levomefolic acid forms the downstream metabolite S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) , which is involved in numerous biochemical methyl donation reactions, including reactions forming monoamine neurotransmitters
Description of the Drug: Levomefolic acid is a folate supplement used to prevent neural tube defects in pregnancy or folate deficiency.
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Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB11256