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Certain problems may occur while taking L-methylfolate, the active form of folate. Some of the common reactions to this supplement include nausea, sleeping problems, and bloating. There are also potentially serious side effects that may occur with L-methylfolate. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience reactions such as confusion, numbness, or difficulty breathing.
Are There Side Effects With L-Methylfolate?L-methylfolate is the active form of folate, also known as vitamin B9. When used in normal doses, L-methylfolate is usually well tolerated and few people experience side effects. However, it can cause problems in some people, especially at high doses.
Possible L-Methylfolate Side EffectsSome of the possible side effects of L-methylfolate, especially when used in high doses, include:
- Sleeping problems
- Overactivity or excitement
- Abdominal (stomach) pain
- A bitter or bad taste in the mouth
- Decreased appetite
- Change in the color of the urine (it may appear more intense)
- Problems concentrating
- General feelings of discomfort
Serious Side EffectsSome L-methylfolate side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Psychotic behavior
- Hair loss
- Mouth sores or ulcers
- Numbness, tingling, or pricking feelings in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- An unexplained rash
- Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing.