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] Ingredients Metanx contains the following active ingredients (per capsule): Folate L-methylfolate (Metafolin): 3 mg Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate: 35 mg Methylcobalamin: 2 mg[2] Indi...

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Metanx - ingredients
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I want to know what is in this medicine, the amount of each ingredient- how much more than an over the counter drug. ## Please explain what is in this medicine and also is vitamin C and B12 over the counter just as good. Thank you ## I just started this metanx a little over a week now. I was given a pamphlet on it. It states that metanx contains the active ingredients of folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 which allow the body to absorb them without having to break them down first like you would have to do with OTC vitamins. It is only available with a prescription and you take two of the pills a day. Hope this information helps. ## The ingredients list provided by Krystal is correct, it is generally given to help Diabetic Neuropathy patients. The breakdown is 2.8mgs of Folic Acid, ...
Updated 1 month ago.
FDA Approval of Metanx
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Is it FDA approved? My prescription plan stopped paying and the reason was it was not FDA approved at that time. Since I stopped taking Metanx my circulation is not that good and I want to restart. ## Spoke to FDA approval is not required as Metanx falls under a food supplement. It is not a drug it's a combination of vitamins and folic acid. It is monitored but it does require a prescription.
Updated 3 months ago.
Pernicious anemia
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I read somewhere that metanx should not be taken for neuropathy due to pernicious anemia. Is this correct? I now take neurontin and sometimes norco. These meds do not get rid of the pain, they just take the "edge" off of it. Thank you.
Updated 3 months ago.
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...
Updated 4 months ago.
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I can nort afford $71.00 month for this RX. Any help with cost or substitutes??? ## There is no generic substitute available for Metanx. However, if you check out the website at, they do have a helpful resources link and list a mail order pharmacy that offers cheaper prices, so you may want to look into it. Learn more Metanx details here. How long have you been taking it? ## Have you used which is owned by the manufacturer? It's less than $60/month.
Updated 5 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? ## I can check. Thanks so much. There has to be something. ## I have not.. Thanks so much. Tried a lot of meds. Trying to get away from opoids. ## METANX definitely works for sciatica! We get samples of it where I work and nothing helps when I get sciatica. I tried the Metanx and 2 hours later, the burning, p...
Updated 6 months ago.
substitute for Metanx
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Metanx causes me to cough. Is there anything else I can take which would help my diabetic peripheral neuropathy?
Updated 8 months ago.
is metanx available in india
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Can I fill a prescription for Metanx capsules in India? If so, which store carries them? ## Is metanx capsule available in india and how much it cost per month.
Updated 9 months ago.
Metanx Caution
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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. ## Hi Lewie, Metanx does have published studies that show it repairs damaged ne...
Updated 9 months ago.
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CAN I BUT MENTANX TABLET PM OVER THE COUNTER ## Is your drug Metanx a prescription filled dosage? If it does require a prescription, then it is most likely not available over the counter, and I believe you would have to contact your physician to refill. You can get more information regarding Metanx by clicking on the link below... If you have any questions or concerns please post back so I can further help you find what your looking for. ## Many people experience problems with the methylation cycle in the body. This is too complicated to explain here but please study this as much as you can. I do not have diabetic neuropathy but do have macrocytosis (enlarged red blood cells). This is usually caused by low B12 and folate. The methyl forms of B12 and folate must be used for proper absorp...
Updated 9 months ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

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Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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