Category: Diabetes

Metanx Overview

Metanx is a prescription medical food made by Pamlab that contains L-methylfolate (as Metafolin, a calcium salt of vitamin B9), methylcobalamin (vitamin B12) and pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (vitamin B6). It is a vitamin B supplement. Metanx is indicated for the dietary management of peripheral neuropathy (i.e. DPN). ([1]) Metanx contains the following active ingredients (per capsule): L-methylfolate (Metafolin): 3mg Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate: 35mg Methylcobalamin: 2mg References ^ Metanx packag...

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Generic for Metanx?
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I refilled my Rx for Metanx and it was a different color. I asked and the druggist said this was a generic for Metanx. I refused the Rx and went to another drugstore with my Rx. Am I wrong? Is there a generic for Metanx? ## Hello. My name is Kellie and I work on the Metanx Brand Team. Please note that there are no authorized generics for Metanx. To learn more, go to and on the home page, click on "Important information about your Metanx prescription." You can also go to for additional information. If you are interested on how to save on your Metanx prescription, contact Brand Direct Health at 1-866-331-6440. Thank you, Kellie ## Metanx is a vitamin combination, which contains L-methylfolate, methylcobalamin and pyridoxal 5'-phosphate and y...
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metanx & footpain
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I have taken metanx for 2 1/2 mo my feet and ancles have gotten so sore i could hardly walk on them. I quit taking the med. 3 days ago and can feel a great differance in the pain leavel. ## After doing some major research Shaklee B Complex is equivalent to Metanx! Hope this comes through - they blocked my comment from yesterday! ## There have been a few people reporting that Metanx caused them worse pain and did not help at all. Unfortunately, it appears that it does cause this opposite effect in some people. Have you spoken to your doctor about using something else? Mommacakes, did you have a link to a site that sells the item in your post? If so, then yes, our site software does, sometimes, block those to prevent spamming. ## First, let me say that I meant to say Complex B from Shakle...
Updated 19 days ago.
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taken instead of foloc acid ## I went to my doctor complaining of pain in my left leg and hip. I was diagnoised with a compressed nerve in my spine. I'm am scheduled for an MRI in 4 days. In the meantime I've been perscribed METANX TABLET PAM for Neuropathy, and GABAPENTIN 300 MG CAPSULE APO for leg pain. My insurance company will not pay for the METANX. MY question is Is METANX just a bunch of vitimins and not considered a drug by the insurance companies? Also what is the chance of this product doing anymore for me than over the counter vitamins that I could probably better afford? ## It is best to speak with your doctor about it, there may be a specific reason they want you to take these ones. Prescription vitamins are often higher in nutrients than OTC ones. ## Thanks for rep...
Updated 2 months ago.
Rheumatoid arthritis
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I take Metanx as a supplement with methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis. Is Metanx necessary when taking methotrexate? ## Hello, Traci! How are you? No, it's not really necessary. It is actually classified by the FDA as a medical food, basically it's a supplement that contains nutrients that are believed to support nerve health and function. It's only typical side effect is nausea, due to the potency. Are you having a problem with it? ## Hello Verwon. Thank you for responding to my question. I am not having any problems with taking it. It is just very expensive! My prescription insurance doesn't cover it...30-day supply--$78.
Updated 3 months ago.
interactions with lyrica or antibiotics
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I've just been prescribed metanx for diabetic neuropathy and want to be sure there are not any interactions with lyrica or antibiotics. ## @dizzimom, According to's drug interaction checker, there are no interactions listed between Metanx and Lyrica. However in order to determine if an antibiotic is ok, you'd need to know the specific name, because not all antibiotics are created equal. At least not in my experience, having tried several different types. I will say though, that a common antibiotic such as Amoxicllin didn't list any particular drug interactions with Metanx when I ran a search. Hope this helps! ## is amoxicilin can interact with diane 35?tanx
Updated 3 months ago.
Metabolic. Work on nerve damage due to stroke
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Having suffered a bleed stroke my right leg and right arm is tingling and numb will Metanex work for me or just for diabetic nerve damage ## Hello, Ned! How are you? I'm sorry about the problems you're having. Metanx is just classified by the FDA as a medical food which contains nutrients that support nerve health. Thus, it may help, but there's no way to know for sure until you try it. The only known side effect listed is nausea due to its potency. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thanks for youre reply i want to try metanx but cant get a doctor to write a prescription
Updated 3 months ago.
Effectiveness for nerve pain from ankle fusion surgery
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My primary Dr. Prescribed Metanx for my nerve pain from ankle fusion surgery.I've taken it for 30 days and haven't noticed any relief.will this work and if so how long before effective? ## Hello, Marsha! How are you? Metanx is classified by the FDA as a medical food that supports nerve health. However, what that means is that it won't actually relieve pain. Its typical side effect is usually just nausea, due to the potency. Have you informed your doctor that it isn't helping? You will most likely need a medication that will actually help with nerve pain.
Updated 4 months ago.
sciatica nerve pain
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My doctor gave me a sample pack and a prescription for metanx because he thought it could help me nerve pain. But he said there were no side effects. Do you think this will be helpful? ## Hello, Mary! How are you? The FDA classifies Metanx as a medical food, it contains nutrients that are believed to help support nerve health and minimize nerve pain. Thus, there are no commonly known side effects for it, other than possibly nausea, since it is rather potent. Have you tried it, yet?
Updated 7 months ago.
Will Metanx affects Alzheimer's Disease in any way?
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My physician said that a highly respected researcher has found through a study, where, one group was given Metanx & the other a placebo. The study stated that those lucky enough to received the Metanx, the volume loss of brain was greatly reduced. Are there other studies being done to slow down the progressive nature of Alzheimer's or a possible prevention or treatment for this horrible disease. Thank you so much. ## Hello, BD! How are you? I've not found anything on that study. However yes, there is lots of research being done and many possible breakthroughs, including full memory restoration, if further testing validates the findings, but it will be several years before any of it becomes mainstream. As to the Metanx, since it is just a nutritional supplement as classified ...
Updated 9 months ago.
metanx versus generic
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I got a prescription Metanx, it was capsules for it and they wanted $400 for 90 day supply 2x a day at Wegman's Rx, insurance won't pay as it is high tech vitamins so I asked about a manufacturer's coupon and they found L-methyl-B6-B12 in generic made by Virtus Pharmacy, they had to order it and it came in the following day by 3:00 p.m. think name was Folbic but not sure, that was $238 for 90 day supply 2x day. The pharmacist was shocked at the price of the "B vitamins". Just started today so will let you know how well it works in a couple months. ## Hi snowy, As someone who's tried several different vitamin products over the past 5 years, I never knew B-vitamins could be so expensive either Lol. $238 sounds a bit unfair, especially since Metanx doesn't appea...
Updated 10 months ago.

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