Metanx Caution

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Lewie Says:

I've been taking Metanx for 6 months due to diabetic nephropathy and foot drop in my left foot. After the first few months I thought there was minimal improvement in frequency and severity of the pain. But now, after 6 months, it seems like the pain is as frequent and severe as when I started. I just picked up a refill and found that the price (not covered by my insurance) has almost doubled in the past 6 months. So, for $75 a month and little or no improvement, I'm done with Metanx. Incidentally, if you research this product carefully you will find that even though it is only available by prescription, it is classified as a medical food and not reviewed or approved by the FDA for efficacy or safety.

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roggman Says:

Hi Lewie, Metanx does have published studies that show it repairs damaged nerve endings, reduces or eliminates pain, and improves QOL. Sorry that you are not seeing the type of relief others have. If you are interested on how to save on your Metanx prescription, contact Brand Direct Health at 1-866-331-6440, you will see a big price reduction. Hope this is helpful and good luck with getting pain relief.

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Verwon Says:

That is correct, medical foods and supplements are not tested and studied, like regular prescription drugs are.

However, it is also completely normal for your body to get used to something that you have been using for awhile and for it to lose effectiveness.

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Metanx/­

Roggman, we really appreciate your posts on our site to help our users with information on your product and telling them how to save money on it.

Are there any other questions or comments?

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Bunny Says:

Hi Lewie - was actually trying to get info. on my issue & hopefully lucky for u, saw you're ad. Diabetic friend had exact same problem in feet. Told him to ask his dr. about med. given to me for back. By second day, all swelling down and intense pain ended! Now any hint of it & he takes med. almost instantly gone! Its prescribed, called Naproxen, generic works same! Good luck to you! R u from 60073 area? Bunny

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jerry miller Says:

metanx works for m neurapathy and balance , bt I can't afford it from Target 499.00 for 3 mon and the other is 144 for 3 mo but why can't we get itfrom Humana medicare

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Michelle Says:

I was prescribed Metanx for pain in the bottom of my r foot, found it was too expensive but I did find the equivalent of what is in Metanx, and it did reduce the pain greatly. If u want the combination you can email me.

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Scoop67 Says:

Michelle , I noticed no one took you up on your offer for exact ingredient combo , but I would like that info . I don, t understand why you couldn, t have posted it in your answer , but let, s not look in the gift horse, s mouth. What would be my next step in receiving this info?

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Gio Says:

What kind of pain did you have? I have burning in my knees and no one can seem to figure it out

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LISLE Says:

I would like the info. Cost of Metanx has soared.

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SONNY Says:

I HAVE BEEN TAKING METANX FOR OVER A YEAR WITH NO RESULTS FOR MY NEUROPATHY. MY DOCTOR SAYS I AM ENTITLED TO A REFUND OF THE FEES I PAID. HAS ANYONE HAD THIS EXPERIENCE AND HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE REFUND?

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LISLE Says:

My insurance refused it because they said you can buy OTC. Not true....one ingredient is at a level too high for OTC so if covered at all, it would be through prescription. I think the cost is unreal.

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Ben Says:

We are being duped by the physicians that write a prescription for this Metanx. When I see this product helping with arthritis, sciatica, and what's next, cancer - This is a lotta bull about a product that has 1.50 ingredients selling for a trip to moon cost. My physician said he heard from two of his patients about this product and thought he would ask me to try it. How much of a kickback are these physicians getting for writing scripts and promoting this product? I'm in pain just like the rest of you but I do not need a charlatan promoting this to me. Junk science and zero benefits.

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