Generic Name: l-methylfolate, pyridoxal 5’-phosphate, and methylcobalamin
Drug Class: food supplement
Metanx is an oral prescription drug used to treat the symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This condition refers to nerve damage that is caused by diabetes. It is characterized by loss of sensation, numbness, or pain in the extremities.
Metanx Dosage Forms
This is available in Metanx 3/35/2 mg capsules.
Metanx Mechanism of Action
This medication contains distinct nutritional requirements for patients with endothelial dysfunction. It improves blood flow while working naturally to help repair nerves. This lessens the pain or improves sensation among diabetic patients.
How to Take Metanx
Before you start with Metanx treatment, it is necessary to read the information leaflet or medication guide given by a healthcare professional. Unless you fully understand how any medication should be used, you should not take this medication. If you need additional medical advice or information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Metanx is usually prescribed one capsule twice daily, or two capsules once a day and are only meant to be taken by mouth. You may take this oral medication with or without a meal.
Make a dosing schedule. Do not increase or decrease your dosage. You should also not take this oral drug more frequently than advised.
Metanx Side Effects
Mild & Common Side Effects:
Severe Side Effects:
-Persistent nausea and vomiting
-Severe abdominal pain
-Yellowish eyes and skin
Note that this is not a full/complete list of the side effects of Metanx medication.
If you experience severe or persistent adverse reactions, discontinue medication and report side effects to your doctor or health care professional.
Warnings and Precautions when using Metanx
Do not take this prescription drug if you have a known allergy to l-methylfolate, pyridoxal 5’-phosphate, methylcobalamin, or any inactive ingredients the tablet may contain. Always watch for any signs or symptoms of serious allergic reactions, including swollen lymph nodes, swelling of the face and neck, trouble breathing, severe dizziness, hives/itchiness, and skin rashes. If this occurs, stop taking the medication and seek emergency medical help immediately.
This medication may be contraindicated for people with a history of certain medical conditions like pernicious anemia or other anemias. Also, make sure you discuss all the prescription medications, nonprescription medications, supplements, and herbal products you take as there may be possible drug interactions.
Drowsiness is a common adverse reaction of this medication. Be cautious when doing tasks that need alertness, especially driving. You must also limit drinking alcohol while taking this capsule.
If you are pregnant or become pregnant, you should only take this unless absolutely necessary as it is unknown if it can harm unborn children. For breastfeeding moms, it is not known if this drug can pass into the breastmilk. Getting a healthcare provider’s opinion on all risks is important.
How much does Metanx cost in Canada?
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Metanx used for?
Metanx is being used to treat and manage symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This food supplement can be used alone or together with other medications.
Is Metanx a B12?
This oral drug contains methylcobalamin or vitamin B12. However, it also contains vitamin B6 and a calcium salt of vitamin B9.
Is Metanx safe?
Generally, this oral supplement is considered safe and effective. Even so, the elderly who are prescribed this drug should take it with caution because they can be more sensitive to the side effects.
Can Metanx help with weight loss?
At present, there are no studies that can link this food supplement to weight loss. If you lose significant weight while taking this drug, please notify your healthcare provider.
Can you buy Metanx over the counter?
This product is considered a prescription medication. We require a valid prescription to dispense this medication.
Where can I purchase Metanx?
You may purchase this product from any drugstore or online pharmacy. Our online pharmacy makes it easier to purchase this product so check the top of this page for prices.